Reds’ skid reaches nine games

Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017 @ 4:32 PM


            A fan tries to catch a home run hit by the Dodgers. David Jablonski/Staff
A fan tries to catch a home run hit by the Dodgers. David Jablonski/Staff

The misery continues for the Cincinnati Reds.

Another poor start by Bronson Arroyo doomed them Sunday in an 8-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds’ season-long losing streak reached nine games. The Dodgers completed their second three-game sweep of the Reds in those nine games.

Arroyo lasted three innings. He allowed five earned runs.

The Reds rallied from an 8-1 deficit thanks in part to a three-run home run by Scooter Gennett. The comeback stalled in the eight when Joey Votto was robbed of extra bases with two runners on base.

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NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/22/2018)

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL mock drafts for 2018 are out. Read predictions, players and the first-round draft order below.

Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at the quarterback position. Mock drafts from ESPN and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks filling up the top 10 this year.

Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts, including Land of 10’s own projection.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

Land of 10 predictions

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DL, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Derwin James, DB, Florida State
  8. Chicago Bears — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, DB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  11. Miami Dolphins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  13. Washington Redskins — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  14. Green Bay Packers — Joshua Jackson, DB, Iowa
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Mike McGlinchey, G, Notre Dame
  18. Seattle Seahawks — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  20. Detroit Lions — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  21. Buffalo Bills –Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  22. Buffalo Bills — Arden Key, DL, LSU
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  24. Carolina Panthers — Marcus Davenport, DL, UTSA
  25. Tennessee Titans — Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Vita Vea, DL, Washington
  27. New Orleans Saints — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Harold Landry, LB, Boston College
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
  31. New England Patriots — Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Ogbonnia Okoronwko, LB, Oklahoma

NFL mock draft 2018: ESPN projections by Mel Kiper

  1. Cleveland Browns — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  2. New York Giants — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  5. Denver Broncos — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  6. New York Jets — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Quenton Nelton, G, Notre Dame
  8. Chicago Bears — Tremaine Edmunds, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  11. Miami Dolphins — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Kolton Miller, T, UCLA
  13. Washington Redskins — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  14. Green Bay Packers — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  20. Detroit Lions — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  21. Buffalo Bills — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  22. Buffalo Bills — James Daniels, G/C, Iowa
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  24. Carolina Panthers — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma
  25. Tennessee Titans — Ronald Jones, RB, USC
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
  27. New Orleans Saints — Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Geron Christian, T, Louisville
  31. New England Patriots — Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

NFL mock draft 2018: Top players, projection for first round

CBS Sports projection

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  5. Buffalo Bills (mock trade) — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  11. Miami Dolphins — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Connor Williams, T, Texas
  13. Washington Redskins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  14. Green Bay Packers — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  20. Detroit Lions — Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  21. Denver Broncos (mock trade) — Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame
  22. Buffalo Bills — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
  24. Carolina Panthers — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  25. Tennessee Titans — Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  27. New Orleans Saints — Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Will Hernandez, OL, UTEP
  31. Philadelphia Eagles — Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE, Oklahoma
  32. New England Patriots — Ronald Jones, RB, USC

2018 NFL Draft: First-round order

The draft order was finalized after the Super Bowl.

1. Cleveland Browns

2. New York Giants

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Denver Broncos

6. New York Jets

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Chicago Bears

9. San Francisco 49ers OR Oakland Raiders (coin flip)

11. Miami Dolphins

12. Cincinnati Bengals

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Arizona Cardinals

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Los Angeles Chargers

18. Seattle Seahawks

19. Dallas Cowboys

20. Detroit Lions

21. Buffalo Bills

22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs)

23. Los Angeles Rams

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

30. Minnesota Vikings

31. New England Patriots

32. Philadelphia Eagles

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Olympics Hockey 2018: Scores, schedule, bracket, results for Thursday (02/22/2018)

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:45 AM

Olympics Hockey 2018 continues Friday, Feb. 23. The men’s tournament has the semifinals next.

In the women’s tournament, USA beat Canada to win the gold medal.

Olympics Hockey 2018: Schedule, scores

Friday, February 23

LIVE SCORES

  • Czech Republic vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia, 2:40 a.m. ET Friday, Feb. 23
  • Canada vs. Germany, 7:10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23

Olympics Hockey 2018: Bracket

Men’s Hockey

Click here for a live bracket

Playoff qualification (winners to quarterfinals)

Note: All times ET

  • Germany 2, Switzerland 1
  • Finland 5, South Korea 2
  • USA 5, Slovakia 1
  • Norway 2, Slovenia 1 (OT)

Quarterfinals

  • Germany 4, Sweden 3 (OT)
  • Canada 1, Finland 0
  • Czech Republic 3, USA 2 (shootout)
  • Olympic Athletes from Russia 6, Norway 1

Semifinals

  • Czech Republic vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia, 2:40 a.m. ET Friday, Feb. 23
  • Canada vs. Germany, 7:10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23

Bronze Medal

  • 7:10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 24

Gold Medal

  • 10:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 24

Olympic Men’s Hockey 2018: Standings

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Group A

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Czech Republic 2 1 0 0 9 4 +5 8
2 Canada 2 0 1 0 11 4 +7 7
3 Switzerland 1 0 0 2 10 9 +1 3
4 South Korea 0 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0

Group B

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Olympic Athletes from Russia 2 0 0 1 14 5 +9 6
2 Slovenia 0 2 0 1 8 12 -4 4
3 USA 1 0 1 1 4 8 -4 4
4 Slovakia 1 0 1 1 6 7 -1 4

Group C

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Sweden 3 0 0 0 8 1 +7 9
2 Finland 2 0 0 1 11 6 +5 6
3 Germany 0 1 0 2 4 7 -3 2
4 Norway 0 0 1 2 2 11 -9 1

Olympic Women’s Hockey 2018: Standings

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Group A

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Canada 3 0 0 0 11 2 +9 9
2 USA 2 0 0 1 9 3 +6 6
3 Finland 1 0 0 2 7 8 -1 3
4 Olympic Athletes from Russia 0 0 0 3 1 15 -14 0

Group B

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Switzerland 3 0 0 0 13 2 +11 9
2 Sweden 2 0 0 1 11 3 +8 6
3 Japan 1 0 0 2 6 6 0 3
4 Korea 0 0 0 3 1 20 -19 0

Olympics Hockey: Scores, results

Saturday, February 10

  • Women’s hockey: Sweden 2, Japan 1
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 8, Korea 0

Saturday, February 11

  • Women’s hockey: USA 3, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey: Canada 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0

Monday, February 12

  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 3, Japan 1
  • Women’s hockey: Sweden 8, Korea 0

Tuesday, February 13

  • Women’s hockey: Canada 4, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey: USA 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 2, Sweden 1

Wednesday, February 14

  • Women’s hockey: Japan 4, Korea 1
  • Men’s hockey: Slovakia 3, Olympic Athletes from Russia 2
  • Men’s hockey: Slovenia 3, USA 2 (OT)
  • Men’s hockey: Finland 5, Germany 2
  • Women’s hockey: Canada 2, USA 1

Thursday, February 15

  • Men’s hockey: Sweden 4, Norway 0
  • Women’s hockey: Finland 5, Olympics Athletes from Russia 1
  • Men’s hockey: Czech Republic 2, South Korea 1
  • Men’s hockey: Canada 5, Switzerland 1
  • Men’s hockey: USA 2, Slovakia 1

Friday, February 16

  • Men’s hockey: Olympic Athletes from Russia 8, Slovenia 2
  • Men’s hockey: Finland 5, Norway 1
  • Men’s hockey: Sweden 1, Germany 0
  • Men’s hockey: Czech Republic 3, Canada 2 (shootout)
  • Women’s hockey quarterfinal: Olympic Athletes from Russia 6, Switzerland 2

Saturday, February 17

  • Men’s hockey: Switzerland 8, South Korea 0
  • Women’s hockey quarterfinal: Finland 7, Sweden 2
  • Men’s hockey: Olympic Athletes from Russia 4, USA 0
  • Men’s hockey: Slovenia 3, Slovakia 2 (shootout)
  • Men’s hockey: Germany 2, Norway 1 (shootout)
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 2, Korea 0

Sunday, February 18

  • Men’s hockey (Group A): Czech Republic 4, Switzerland 1
  • Women’s hockey (Classification for Nos. 5-8): Japan 2, Sweden 1 (OT)
  • Men’s hockey (Group A): Canada 4, South Korea 0
  • Men’s hockey (Group C): Sweden 3, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey (Semifinals): USA 5, Finland 0

Monday, February 19

  • Women’s hockey (Semifinals): Canada 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0
  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): USA 5, Slovakia 1
  • Women’s hockey (Finals for No. 7-8): Sweden 6, Korea 1

Tuesday, February 20

  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): Norway 2, Slovenia 1 (OT)
  • Women’s hockey (Finals for No. 5-6): Switzerland 1, Japan 0
  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): Finland 5, South Korea 2
  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): Germany 2, Switzerland 1
  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Czech Republic 3, USA 2 (shootout)

Wednesday, February 21

  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Olympic Athletes from Russia 6, Norway 1
  • Women’s hockey (Bronze Medal): Finland 3, Olympic Athletes from Russia 2
  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Canada 1, Finland 0
  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Germany 4, Sweden 3 (OT)
  • Women’s hockey (Gold Medal): USA 2, Canada 1

Friday, February 23

  • Czech Republic vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia, 2:40 a.m. ET Friday, Feb. 23
  • Canada vs. Germany, 7:10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23

Saturday, February 24

  • Men’s hockey: Bronze medal, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Gold medal, 11:10 p.m.

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Allonzo Trier’s absence noticeable in OT win at Oregon State; What we learned about Arizona

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Hours after suffering a huge loss, one that may kill any chance of making a deep NCAA tournament run, Arizona pulled out one of its most improbable victories of the season in winning 75-65 at Oregon State.

The Wildcats announced Thursday afternoon that junior guard Allonzo Trier, their second-leading scorer, had been declared ineligible by the NCAA after testing positive for a banned substance. Per the school, which has appealed the decision, it was a re-occurrence of the substance that caused him to miss the first 19 games of last season.

Not having Trier creating offense with his perimeter shooting and penchant for getting to the line forced No. 14 Arizona (22-6, 12-3 Pac-12) to look elsewhere for production. The result was one of its most sluggish offensive outputs of the season—at least until overtime, when the Wildcats outscored Oregon State 14-4.

Here’s what we learned about Arizona, which for the foreseeable future has to go without one of its biggest playmakers.

Deandre Ayton is still the best offensive option

As explosive as Allonzo Trier can be, he has had the tendency to run cold when his shot doesn’t fall and he’s not getting the foul calls. There’s far less inconsistency when Arizona feeds its freshman big man, even when opponents collapse their entire defense on him.

Deandre Ayton finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds, going 7 of 12 from the field. He was only 2 of 6 in the field half but then started taking full advantage of his 7-foot-1 frame with 7 points in a 1:57 span midway through the second half. Several of his baskets were the result of him being in perfect position to take a missed shot from a teammate and jam it home.

Ayton, the hands-down frontrunner for Pac-12 Player of the Year, had 4 offensive rebounds as part of his 18 th double-double in 28 games.

Rawle Alkins doesn’t quit

With Allonzo Trier out, there are plenty of extra shots to go around. Sophomore wing Rawle Alkins stepped up to grab some of those available attempts, taking 11 shots.

He only made 4, and was just 2 of 9 in regulation. But a pair of huge three-pointers in overtime gave the Wildcats a much-needed cushion and they wouldn’t have gotten to the extra period had he not drained a pair of free throws—with Oregon State calling timeout before each one—with 14.2 seconds left to tie the game at 61.

Alkins’ 16 points and 8 rebounds didn’t come easy, but they also didn’t come as the result of a lack of trying.

Arizona must get more from its bench

With sophomore Dylan Smith starting in place of Allonzo Trier, Arizona had to look elsewhere for reliable bench production. It got that in the first half, as four reserves combined for 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting as the Wildcats built an 8-point halftime lead.

That quartet was scoreless in the second half, taking only three shots, with Keanu Pinder missing a pair of free throws in a 1-point game with 5:05 left. And Smith had just 3 points on 1-of-4 shooting, all from 3-point range.

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Utah wins fifth in a row over UCLA, Pac-12 bubble intensifies

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 6:55 PM

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The Utah Utes scored a massive bubble win on Thursday night, beating the UCLA Bruins 84-78 for their fifth-straight victory.

UCLA dropped to 19-9 overall and 10-6 in Pac-12 play with the loss, while Utah improved to 18-9 and 10-6 respectively — the two teams are now in a tie for third place in the conference.

Here’s a look at the game’s final stats from ESPN:

Observations

UCLA may be on the outside of the bubble looking in: ESPN’s Bracketology listed UCLA as among its First Four Out group along with Texas, Washington and Penn State. With the loss, UCLA is still in pursuit of its 20th win late in the year and may be relegated to the Next Four Out group before the weekend.

Bracket Matrix listed UCLA as a No. 11 seed just before tipoff.

Utah’s NCAA Tournament chances are skyrocketing: After a Feb. 2 loss to Colorado, Utah seemed dead in the water when it came to its chances to go dancing.

Well, Thursday night’s win was Utah’s fifth in a row — a steak that includes wins over Washington and Stanford as well as the Bruins.

ESPN listed Utah among its Next Four Out group while Bracket Matrix has the Utes receiving votes. With Utah hosting USC and Colorado to finish off the regular season, the Utes could vault themselves into a berth with a strong finish.

The Bruins’ defense continues to struggle: UCLA hasn’t held a team to under 40 percent shooting from the field since a Jan. 25 victory over Cal. That’s also the last time the Bruins held a team under 60 points.

Utah shot nearly 53 percent from the field despite hoisting up 29 3-pointers. While UCLA has the offensive firepower to hang with anybody, its defense has to shore up.

What players, coaches said:

Turning Point

What’s Next for UCLA, Utah Basketball

UCLA is at Colorado on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on ESPNU.

As for Utah, it hosts USC on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. PT and the game will be on the Pac-12 Network.

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