After hectic week, A's have nothing left for Rockies
The A’s haven’t had much of a chance to catch their breath lately after playing four games in three days across three time zones.Perhaps all that travel — from Arlington to Seattle to Denver — caught up with them Tuesday.The A’s went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and committed their first error since Sept. 8 in a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.The A’s scored their only run in the top of the second inning as a Tony Kemp sacrifice fly to center field brought home Jake Lamb.Otherwise, they were stymied by Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela, who allowed just six hits and...
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Lagos picks front runners in smart meter hackathon
The Lagos State Government has picked front-runners that will participate in the final hackathon design event slated for September 16 through 18, 2020 when the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will announce the overall winner from each competing entries in hardware and software categories at the grand finale.Five contenders each emerged from both categories of the competition, and the two winners will share the prize money of N7 million.The finalists were shortlisted after a transparent, rigorous, and competitive process.The hackathon received 274 entries: 127 bid in the hardware category, w...
Fil-Morrocan runners to boost Philippine athletics in Vietnam SEAG
Fil-Morrocan runners to boost Philippine athletics in Vietnam SEAGJoey Villar(Philstar.com) – September 8, 2020 – 2:10pmMANILA, Philippines – A pair of Filipino-Morrocan runners are set join the national team where they are tipped deliver gold medals and eclipse records in the middle and long distance events in centerpiece athletics of next year’s Southeast Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.PATAFA president Philip Ella Juico said Said and Yacine Guermali are already committed to join the national team with an eye of not just competing in Hanoi but also the 2022 Guangzhou Asian Games and 2024 Phnom Penh ...
Virtual marathons appeal to fitness enthusiasts
At sunrise on a Saturday, Fredrick Korir and seven runners start their marathon race. They have not paid an entry fee, have not crossed any official starting line, or bolted at the firing of a start gun. But theirs is just like any other marathon race.It is a virtual race and perhaps hundreds of other marathoners thousands of miles away from Mombasa have raced past them, but they will only know through an app.For Kenyans who love travelling to run marathons, the coronavirus pandemic has made sports gatherings difficult, so runners globally are opting for technology to stay connected and satisf...
Cubs fail to capitalize with runners in scoring position in 6-5, 10-inning loss to Brewers
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs rebounded Saturday with three runs in the first two innings and an efficient three innings from spot starter Colin Rea.But their mid-inning malaise caught up to them in extra innings as the Milwaukee Brewers scored twice in the top of the 10th inning to seize a 6-5 victory at Wrigley Field.This marked the first time this season the Cubs (13-5) have lost consecutive games. They stranded nine runners and were 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.After pitching a perfect ninth, Jeremy Jeffress was peppered for three hits in the 10th. With Christian Yelich starting t...
The Chicago Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 11, is canceled for just the 2nd time in its history
For the second time in its history, the Chicago Marathon has been canceled before runners cross the starting line.Organizers on Monday announced the 43rd running of the race, scheduled for Oct. 11, will not proceed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Bank of America Chicago Marathon typically draws about 45,000 runners and wheelchair athletes to the city, with a record 45,786 finishers in 2019 from 50 states and more than 100 countries. Organizers estimate about 1.7 million spectators annually line the 26.2-mile course that starts and ends near Grant Park and travels as far north as Wrigle...
Barcelona Marathon postponed over virus fears
The Barcelona Marathon, which was scheduled for March 15 with 17,000 registered runners, has been postponed until October to contain the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, city officials said Saturday.The Barcelona Marathon, which was scheduled for March 15 with 17,000 registered runners, has been postponed until October to contain the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, city officials said Saturday."We have agreed to postpone the event to keep working on COVID-19 containment in line with the recommendations of the health authorities and the WHO regarding major events," Barcelona city council...
From DC To NYC, This Run Remembers The Lives Lost On 9/11
This isn't your average run. It has no winner, no second place, no third place. It is simply a run, but it's a run that brings people together, from Washington, D.C. to New York City. The 9/11 Promise run was first put together in 2016 by a team of seven runners who pledged to run a relay race from the Pentagon to Ground Zero. Not only did they succeeded by running it on relay, but they also raised thousands of dollars to help fund several charities.Related7 Hispanics Who Changed The Course Of Sports In The USThis years run is continuing raising funds and donating money to charities that suppo...
Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on
Berlin (AFP) - Where guard towers and barbed wire once stood, runners pounded the 100-mile (160 kilometre) path along the former Berlin Wall this weekend in a race with victims of the Cold War relic at its heart.On Saturday at 6:00 am (0400 GMT), around 500 runners, started the 8th edition of the Berlin Wall Race, ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Wall's demise this November.With weary legs, most runners will jog through Saturday night, aiming to reach the city centre stadium which doubles as both start and finish, in the early hours of Sunday.The race is part ultra-marathon, part tribute t...
Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on
Berlin (AFP) - Where guard towers and barbed wire once stood, runners will this weekend pound the 100-mile (160 kilometre) path along the former Berlin Wall in a race with victims of the Cold War relic at its heart.On Saturday at 6:00 am (0400 GMT), around 500 individual runners from 32 countries, plus double that in relay teams, will start the 8th edition of the Berlin Wall Race, ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Wall's demise this November.The race is part ultra-marathon, part tribute to those who died trying to cross the Wall, which the East German communist regime hastily erected in 196...