Well-traveled Pearce finds a place as World Series MVP

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The well-traveled journeyman wound up as the World Series MVP on Sunday night after hitting two home runs that sent Boston over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5.READ: Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World SeriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“This has been the funnest year of my life,” Pearce said on the field at Dodger Stadium.It got better and better, too, as hundreds of Red Sox fans in the stands chanted “MVP! MVP!” Later, he strolled hand-in-hand with his young daughter behind home plate. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Overall, the first baseman went 4 for 12 and drove in eight runs.Pretty good production for a guy acquired in midseason for a minor league infielder. He played 50 games after the trade — he became the first position player to win a World Series MVP while playing 50 or fewer games for the winning team in his career, the Elias Sports Bureau said.“You never know where the game will take you,” he said. “And I’ve gone through a lot in my life or in my career to be here, and I couldn’t be more thankful.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For a guy who just kept on truckin’ around the majors, he now has something shiny to show for it — a bright red truck, presented to him on the infield dirt as a most unlikely MVP.“Baseball’s a funny game,” he said. “The longer you stay in the game, great things can happen.”Traded from Toronto to the Red Sox in late June, the 35-year-old delivered the key hits in two straight games against the Dodgers.On Saturday, he launched a tying home run in the eighth inning, then added a three-run double in the ninth that sent Boston to a 9-6 win.Pearce got the Red Sox rolling in the clincher, connecting for a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw in the first inning. He capped his October spree with a solo drive off Pedro Baez in the eighth.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dodgers fans face familiar feelings with World Series loss Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce holds the MVP trophy after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the AL East, just looking for a spot where he could stick.He finally found his permanent place — in Red Sox lore.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Salah shows why he is the top African in Europe

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring on February 24, 2018 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFParis, France, Feb 26 – Egyptian Mohamed Salah demonstrated again why is the top African performer in the major European leagues this season by scoring in a sixth consecutive match for Liverpool at the weekend.The 2017 African Footballer of the Year struck the second goal during a 4-1 Premier League thrashing of West Ham, taking his season tally to 31 in all competitions since arriving at Anfield from Roma. Moroccan Youssef en-Nesyri had an eventful match for bottom La Liga club Malaga as he scored, had a penalty saved and was red-carded after two cautions.ENGLANDMOHAMED SALAH/SADIO MANE (Liverpool), CHEIKHOU KOUYATE (West Ham)By scoring, Salah equalled Luis Suarez’s best return in a campaign for Liverpool. He steered home into the far corner on his trusted left foot before Mane got in the act by slotting home Andrew Robertson’s low cross for his 13th goal of the season. West Ham’s solitary response came from Mane’s Senegalese international teammate Kouyate intercepting a Liverpool attack and freeing Michail Antonio to score from a narrow angle.RIYAD MAHREZ (Leicester)Mahrez was denied his first goal since ending a self-imposed exile at Leicester by a fantastic save from Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland as the Foxes were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw. The Algerian was starting his first Premier League game since missing 10 days training after Leicester rejected Manchester City’s advances in the final days of the January transfer window. And he nearly made a match-winning contribution with a trademark left-foot strike from outside the box, but Butland made amends for his earlier own-goal with a spectacular stop.SPAINYOUSSEF EN-NESYRI (Malaga)The 20-year-old Morocco striker enjoyed a great start to the game at Athletic Bilbao before it ended in disappointment and disgrace. En-Nesyri put rock-bottom Malaga ahead in the 13th minute but then missed a penalty on the hour after his spot-kick was saved by Bilbao ‘keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. He was then red-carded six minutes from time after picking up two yellow cards. Bottom club Malaga lost 2-1.ITALYMBAYE NIANG (Torino)Senegalese international Niang equalised for Torino four minutes after the break, but hosts Verona sealed a 2-1 win 13 minutes from time. It was the 23-year-old Niang’s fourth goal since joining the Turin club in the middle of last year from AC Milan after a loan spell at Watford.FRANCK KESSIE (AC Milan)Ivorian Kessie is feeling more at home at AC Milan under new coach Gennaro Gattuso than predecessor Vincenzo Montella. “Gattuso is making us work harder, especially on tactics,” said Kessie, 21, after a 2-0 win at Roma. “With Montella we did very little work in training, but it’s different with Gattuso and you can see the results on the pitch.” Kessie has made 25 appearances since his loan move from Atalanta.GERMANY ISHAK BELFODIL (Werder Bremen)The Algeria striker played a key role in Rick van Drongelen’s own goal as Werder Bremen climbed out of the relegation places with a 1-0 win against Hamburg in a bad-tempered north German derby. Bremen claimed the 86th-minute winner when Van Drongelen nudged the ball over the line as he tried to stop Belfodil getting his foot to it in a goalmouth scramble.NABIL BENTALEB (Schalke 04)Algeria’s former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder marked his Schalke comeback with a late penalty in a 2-0 win at 10-man Bayer Leverkusen. Having been dropped from the squad a fortnight ago and told to sort out his attitude, Bentaleb came off the bench midway through the second half and drilled home a late spot-kick which lifted Schalke to third.FRANCEWAHBI KHAZRI (Rennes)Tunisian Khazri scored a 47th-minute penalty to send Rennes on their way to a 2-0 victory over Troyes. Senegalese forward Ismaila Sarr earnt the spot-kick when he was fouled by Jimmy Giraudon. On-loan Sunderland midfielder Khazri then sent goalkeeper Erwin Zelazny the wrong way from 12 yards.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more