Group Info

utiny over pitching matchups --

LAS VEGAS -- Claressa Shields didnt feel at her best, but her pro debut was a winning one anyway. Nike Air Max Womens Black Shoes .The two-time Olympic gold medalist won a decision Saturday over Franchon Crews in a four-round super middleweight fight, making the transition to the pros after the most successful amateur career for an American woman.Shields came back from a slow first round to land the bigger punches in an entertaining fight on the undercard of the Sergey Kovalev-Andrew Ward light heavyweight title fight on the Las Vegas Strip.Its not what I wanted but to be called on, last minute, for a fight of this magnitude, Shields said. I am proud of myself. We will fight again in the future.Both women were fighting without headgear for the first time but it didnt seem to be a factor as they traded punches freely before a sparse but appreciative crowd. Shields won all four rounds on the scorecards of the three ringside judges.Shields, who became the first American woman to win a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics and added another in Rio in August, had vowed to be impressive in her first pro fight. And she wasnt shy about trading punches with Franchon, a Baltimore fighter who lost to her during the Olympic trials in 2012.Shields was pushed to the canvas twice by Crews, who started strong but seemed to tire quickly.It feels so good to have just made my pro debut, she said. This is what Ive been training for. Im faster and I hit harder.Shields, from Flint, Michigan, weighed 167 pounds to 168 for Crews.The 21-year-old Shields said she plans to fight up to 10 times in her first year as a pro. Her goal is to one day headline a pay-per-view card of her own.I believe 150 percent in my boxing ability, she said before the fight. I know Im a great fighter. I fight better than 90 percent of the men who box now. I just know that, and Im not at my best yet.Womens boxing has largely been a fringe sport in recent years, and women have rarely appeared on televised cards. While the fight was on the undercard of Kovalev-Ward, it wasnt a part of the pay-per-view telecast. Nike Air Max Womens Black Sale . Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. Nike Air Max Womens Black Blue . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. http://www.nikeairmaxwomensblack.com/ . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. DETROIT -- Another rough return from the disabled list for pitcher Jordan Zimmermann could potentially put his spot in the Tigers rotation in peril.Zimmermann, who has served two stints of a month or more on the disabled list for a neck injury since July, got rocked in the Tigers 11-3 loss to Baltimore on Saturday night, surrendering six runs on four hits with three walks in just one inning (plus four batters faced in the second inning).After the defeat, which left the Tigers trailing the Orioles by one game in the race for the second wild card, manager Brad Ausmus did not commit to Zimmermann making his next start or remaining in the rotation.Thats something to be discussed, Ausmus said. We havent decided that yet.The Tigers appear to have a few different choices. They can keep Zimmermann on regular rest and have him make his next start Thursday against the Twins, use rookie Michael Fulmer in that game, or seek a spot start from either Mike Pelfrey or Buck Farmer.Pelfrey, who was recently moved to the bullpen, is available for only 60 pitches, however, and Farmer will be unusable for at least the next few games because of his workload in long relief Saturday night.When Zimmermann was asked whether he expects to make what would be his regular start Thursday, he said: I hope so. I mean, I hope Im pitching in five days. They havent come and told me anything yet.?Zimmermanns outing on Saturday was frustratingly similar to his last appearance -- another truncated start on Aug. 4 in which he gave up six runs in 1.2 innings pitched before promptly returning to the disabled list.But the 30-year-old insisted he felt good physically and was not hampered by injury.I feel good. I feel like Im back to my old self. I just wasnt able to locate pitches, and its pretty embarrassing going one-plus innings and giving up six runs, Zimmermann said.Ausmus did not seem worried that Zimmermanns health was in question. Previously, Zimmermann admitted to rushing his last comeback attempt, which ultimately resulted in another long absence.Ive never been told that he wasnt 100 percent, Ausmus said. He pitched his rehab, and afterr his last rehab start he said he felt really good. Nike Air Max Womens Black Green. Thats why we went forward.It was clear from the first inning, however, that this was not the same Zimmermann who began his Tigers tenure with a phenomenal first half and earned American League Pitcher of the Month honors after posting a 5-0 record and a 0.55 ERA for the month of April.Zimmermann began the game by serving up a first-pitch home run to Adam Jones and, three batters later, gave up a two-run shot to Chris Davis. The Orioles have been punishing opponents with their slugging abilities, and the Tigers were no exception Saturday night. When Zimmermann was removed from the game in the second inning, Detroit was already in a 5-1 hole.I was trying for the corner and Id miss 5 inches off or down the middle, Zimmermann said. In a lineup like this, its going to be a long night if youre doing that, and as you saw, thats what happened tonight.Complicating matters is that the Tigers are faced with uncertainty about their rotation while the team is in the midst of a heated playoff race. Ausmus was peppered with questions both before and after the game about whether he contemplated saving Zimmermanns return for the clubs upcoming series against the Minnesota Twins, who have floundered against Detroit this season, rather than an opponent against whom they are jockeying for position.Considering the Tigers face the American League Central-leading Cleveland Indians this weekend, those types of questions -- and the ensuing scrutiny over pitching matchups -- are expected to persist as Detroit tries to snag a postseason spot.We need to win games, Ausmus said of the teams precarious position. Well decide whats going to best help us win games.Zimmermann, who said he has never experienced a stretch like this in his entire career, was frustrated he could not do that on Saturday.Were in it, and you want to go out there and pitch a good game and keep racking up these wins, he said. I was terrible tonight. So this loss is on me. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

Users

Newsfeed

  • love520
    love520 created new group
    utiny over pitching matchups --
    utiny over pitching matchups --
    LAS VEGAS -- Claressa Shields didnt feel at her best, but her pro debut was a winning one anyway. Nike Air Max Womens Black Shoes .The two-t...
    Aug 11
    0 0