Fans of Major League Baseball have their eyes on the playoff series between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers, as the Cubs are leading the tight race with a slight 3-2 edge in a best-of-7 series. Naturally, some baseball-loving musicians have been paying attention, putting their strong team preferences forward whenever possible. Two such artists have taken their fandom to the next level, as the Chicago-based Umphrey’s McGee and Los Angeles-based Los Lobos have placed a friendly wager on the series.In a new bet between friends, Umphrey’s McGee and Los Lobos have agreed that the losing artist will cover a song from the catalog of the winning artist following the conclusion of the series. If the Cubs win, Los Lobos will have to play an Umphrey’s song, but if the Dodgers win, Umphrey’s will have to play a Los Lobos tune. From our searches, neither has covered the other before, so this should be an exciting twist however it plays out!Game six of the series will be played tomorrow night, with an if-necessary game seven scheduled for Sunday, October 23rd. The winner will go on to play the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Meanwhile, Umphrey’s McGee plays shows tonight and tomorrow, and Los Lobos’ next scheduled performance is on October 29th.
New Delhi: Bundesliga strugglers Schalke 04 are hunting for a new sports director, following Christian Heidel’s resignation, with their Champions League return leg at Manchester City looming. Having lost 3-2 at home to City in last week’s last 16, first-leg in Gelsenkirchen, Schalke wants to replace Heidel before the return in Manchester on March 12.Heidel quit in the wake of Saturday’s demoralizing 3-0 thrashing of Mainz in the Bundesliga. Despite having reached the knock-out stages of the Champions League, Schalke is enduring a dire domestic season and the defeat at Mainz was their 12th in 23 league games.”Even though a lot of things have gone against us this season, I have the overall responsibility for this,” said Heidel, who walked away after three years in the job.He recruited Domenico Tedesco – the club’s 17th head coach since 2001 – for 2017/18 and under the 33-year-old Schalke finished behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga last season. Bundesliga strugglers Schalke 04 are hunting for a new sports director.Bundesliga lost 3-2 at home to City in last week. Schalke wants to replace Heidel before the return in Manchester on March 12. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Now with Heidel gone, Tedesco is no longer safe – unless results improve. Schalke’s chairman Clemens Toennies has said they want to “briskly, but not hastily” find Heidel’s replacement with Michael Reschke, who was recently released as sports director by Stuttgart, linked to the role. Former Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots, ex-Schalke boss Mike Bueskens and ex-Royal Blues midfielder Ingo Anderbruegge, have also been mentioned as possibilities.The trio was part of the legendary Schalke team, nicknamed ‘Eurofighters’, which won the UEFA Cup in 1997 after a dramatic semi-final win over Tenerife before beating Inter Milan on penalties in the two-legged final. Toennies, up for re-election on June 30, is under pressure with the club suffering their worst results since 1983 when they were relegated from Germany’s top flight.The team currently are seven points above the bottom three. The 65-year-old also reportedly likes the idea of a former player being promoted from within, which would make ex-Germany international Gerald Asamoah, currently manager of Schalke’s U23 team – a candidate. highlights
MUCH was expected from Linden athletes Daniel Williams and Chantoba Bright, and much was delivered, yesterday, with Williams pushing through to a win in the men’s 200m and Bright continuing her rule over the women’s long jump, despite clearing only 5.35m on her best try, at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden.However, none of that would be enough to see Linden finish anywhere better than fourthGDF’s Troy Lewis won the men’s discus throw with a winning throw of 41.65mamong the five clubs competing at this year’s Kares Engineering Inc Boyce and Jefford Classic VIII, which began yesterday at the MacKenzie Sports Club Ground.Complete dominance in the relays, backed by aggregate points picked up throughout the other events of the day, placed Police Progressive Athletics Club with a 32-points lead at the close of 12 finals.The defending champions closed with 162 points, one of only two teams to reach triple digits. The Guyana Defence Force followed with 130 points. Super Upcoming Runners enter the second day of competition today in a distant third with 44 points.Linden has 36 points, while bringing up the rear was De Challengers with 18 points.“At the end of the first day I am prond of where we are, and we’re coming tomorrow to finish it off,” boasted Police head coach, Lyndon Wilson.“We’ve covered most of the events and performed in the areas that we wanted to perform in. We are where we wanted to be at the end of the first day. I will say openly that we will be the winner.”Though they shone as a team, however, Police did not make it to the top podium position that often for the individual races.In the fiercest battle of the night, Williams gave his fans just what they came for, with cheers breaking out as the 16-year-old whizzed past the finishing line ahead of the field, leaving Army’s Davin Fraser for second place, and his fellow junior athlete, Tyrell Peters for third.The World Youth silver medallist was in fine form all day, clocking wins in his 100m, 200m and 400m heats earlier in the day. There were those who may have doubted his abilities to still be strong in the 200m finals after such a harrowing day, but he was determined to deliver.The winning time clocked was 21.8 seconds, while Fraser had touched the line at 22.2 seconds, just pipping Peters who had a time of 22.4 seconds.In the women’s 200m Toyan Raymond, with a time of 25.2 seconds, left Police Alita Moore to settle for the second place of the race, coming in with a time of 25.4 seconds.Raymond was second to Bright in the long jump where her top leap took her 5.15m.GDF took the men’s 5000m after Cleveland Forde clocked 16 minutes and 27.7 seconds for the win, continuing to rule over Winston Missigher, who was out representing Police.
Watch pictures of Ghana U20 final training session before USA clash on Thursday.Game: Ghana Vs USADay: ThursdayKick Off: 17:00( 5:00pm) local Time)Stadium: Kayseri Kadir Has Stadium
DateRoundTime (ET)TV ChannelMonday, July 1First Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Monday, July 1First Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNTuesday, July 2First Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Tuesday, July 2First Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNWednesday, July 3Second Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Wednesday, July 3Second Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNThursday, July 4Second Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Thursday, July 4Second Round6 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNFriday, July 5Third Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Friday, July 5Third Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNSaturday, July 6Third Round8 a.m. – 5 p.m.ESPNSunday, July 7Highlights3 p.m. – 6 p.m.ABCMonday, July 8Round of 16 Court 1, outer courts6 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPN2Monday, July 8Round of 16 Centre Court8 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNTuesday, July 9Women’s quarterfinals Court 18 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESPN2Tuesday, July 9Women’s quarterfinals Centre Court8 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNWednesday, July 10Men’s quarterfinals Court 18 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN2Wednesday, July 10Men’s quarterfinals Centre Court8 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNThursday, July 11Women’s semifinals8 a.m. – 1 p.m.ESPNFriday, July 12Men’s semifinals8 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESPNSaturday, July 13Women’s final8 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPNSunday, July 14Men’s final9 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPNWimbledon schedule todayMen’s singles matchesLoading…Click here or refresh the page if today’s match schedule does not appear.Women’s singles matchesWimbledonAll start times are estimatesClick here or refresh the page if today’s match schedule does not appear.Wimbledon factsOpta has compiled a comprehensive list of stats and facts ahead of the tournament.Men’s singlesThe last 16 years at Wimbledon have been dominated by the same four players: Federer (8), Djokovic (4), Nadal (2), Murray (2). The last winner at Wimbledon before them was Lleyton Hewitt in 2002.Each of the last eight men’s titles at Wimbledon have been won by either Novak Djokovic (4), Roger Federer (2) or Andy Murray (2).Each of the last five men’s Grand Slam tournaments have been won by either Novak Djokovic (3) or Rafael Nadal (2).Since Wimbledon 2004, at least one of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal has been in the semi-final of every Grand Slam (60 times). No player has won consecutive titles at Wimbledon since Novak Djokovic did it in 2014 and 2015.Novak Djokovic has won only one title at Wimbledon as the top ranked player: it was in 2015 when Djokovic beat Roger Federer in four sets.Only Roger Federer (8), Pete Sampras (7) and Bjorn Borg (5) have won more men’s singles titles at Wimbledon in the Open Era than Novak Djokovic (4).Roger Federer has won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon eight times, the most among all players in Wimbledon’s history.Rafael Nadal has the opportunity to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year for the third time after 2008 and 2010, following his win at Roland Garros in June. Nadal was the last player to achieve a French Open – Wimbledon “double”.Rafael Nadal has not won consecutive Grand Slam titles since 2010 when he won at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.Rafael Nadal has reached the semi-finals round in eight of his 10 last Grand Slam appearances. Should Stan Wawrinka win Wimbledon, he would become the 9th player to complete a career Grand Slam, having already won the Australian Open (2014), Roland-Garros (2015) and US Open (2016).French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem has never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon and has been knocked-out before the third round on four of his previous five appearances.Kevin Anderson has failed to make it through the fourth round of any Grand Slam tournament since he reached the title game at Wimbledon in 2018.Alexander Zverev has never reached the quarter-finals in his previous four appearances at Wimbledon and only once has he made it to the fourth round at SW19.Stefanos Tsitsipas will aim to reach quarter finals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career after making it to the fourth round in 2018. Kyle Edmund has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon and has been knocked-out before the third round on five of his previous six appearances.Roger Federer is the oldest player to win the men’s singles at Wimbledon (35 years and 342 days old in 2017). Since his win in the tournament in 2017, he has reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament only twice (winner of the Australian Open 2018 and semi-final at Roland-Garros 2019).Women’s singlesOnly Naomi Osaka has won consecutive titles in the last 16 women’s Grand Slam tournaments (US Open 2018 and Australian Open 2019).Only Amelie Mauresmo (2006) and Serena Williams (2016, 2015, 2010) have won the women’s title at Wimbledon as the top ranked player in the last 15 years. 11 of the last 12 women’s singles finals at Wimbledon have been played out over two sets. The only exception being Serena Williams’ win over Agneszka Radwanska in 2012.Serena Williams has won more Grand Slam titles in the Open Era than any other player (23) and one more victory would see her draw level with Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 (13 in the Amateur Era, 11 in the Open Era).Serena Williams could win her eighth women’s singles title at Wimbledon, moving her clear of Steffi Graf’s tally and behind only Martina Navratilova (9) for singles titles at SW19.Serena Williams has not won any of the last nine Grand Slams, with her last win coming at the Australian Open in 2017 – this is Serena Williams’ longest span without a Grand Slam title since 2002.Should Serena Williams manage to win the title at Wimbledon without dropping a set it would be the seventh time she’s won a Grand Slam in that fashion, more than any other player (currently tied with Martina Navratilova on 6). The last woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon without losing a set was Marion Bartoli in 2013.Naomi Osaka has won two of the last three Grand Slam women’s titles (US Open 2018 & Australian Open 2019) but has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon.Angelique Kerber has the opportunity to become the first European woman to win back to back titles at SW19 since Steffi Graf in 1995-96.Angelique Kerber has reached the women’s final in two of her last three Wimbledon tournaments but has never made it to the semi-finals in consecutive years.Angelique Kerber has failed to reach the quarter-finals in any of her last three Grand Slam tournaments since she won the women’s title at Wimbledon in 2018.Ashleigh Barty has reached the quarter-finals in her last two consecutive Grand Slam tournaments but failed to reach that stage in her previous 17 appearances in a Grand Slam.Only one player has won both Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year since 1997: Serena Williams in 2002 and 2015.Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova has failed to make it past the third round at each of the last four editions of the tournament, this after reaching at least the quarter-finals in five consecutive appearances before that.Karolina Pliskova has reached at least the quarter-finals in two of her last three Grand Slam tournaments but has failed to make it past the fourth round at Wimbledon.Caroline Wozniacki has never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon, she’s reached the quarter-finals at least twice at each of the three other Grand Slams.Sloane Stephens has reached the quarter-finals in three of her last five appearances in a Grand Slam tournament but only once in her seven appearances at Wimbledon.Garbine Muguruza has reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament only once since her triumph at Wimbledon in 2017 (semi-final at Roland-Garros 2018). 2019 Australian Open champ Naomi Osaka enters her third Wimbledon with the 2-seed, but she’s struggled in the past never advancing past the third round. Serena Williams comes in as the 11-seed looking to add to her list of 23 grand slam titles, including seven wins at the All England Club.Below is the full 2019 Wimbledon schedule, with daily TV coverage information and order of play for every round.LIVE: Follow SN’s coverage of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger FedererWimbledon 2019 scheduleThe 2019 Wimbledon tournament begins Monday, July 1. The tournament will take place daily over the following two weeks with an off day on Sunday, July 7. It will conclude with the women’s singles championship Saturday, July 13, and the men’s singles championship Sunday, July 14.Below is the round-by-round breakdown of the schedule for both men and women.Wimbledon TV channels, live coverageThe entire Wimbledon tournament can be viewed live on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+. In addition, viewers can stream the tournament online at ESPN.com and via the WatchESPN app. You can also follow the results with our live Wimbledon scoreboard. The 133rd edition of Wimbledon is here and there’s plenty of storylines to follow this year at tennis’ oldest major.Novak Djokovic earned the top seed for the men’s singles tournament while reigning French Open champ Ashleigh Barty boasts the No. 1 seed on the women’s side. Eight-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer sits right behind Djokovic with the 2-seed while Rafael Nadal rounds out the top three with the 3-seed.