Biden Tells Nation: ‘We’re Going to Win This Race’

first_imgMr. Biden’s remarks about the state of the race on Friday night were his third in as many days since Election Day. Campaign advisers also indicated that they were ready to begin naming senior officials in an anticipated administration in a matter of days, if the race is called in his favor.Striking an inclusive tone, Mr. Biden urged the country to set aside partisan warfare and “come together as a nation to heal.” Noting the slow pace of the vote count — “it can be numbing,” he said — he sought to reassure anxious Americans waiting for the winner of an election that has now stretched on for three days. – Advertisement – “We have to remain calm, patient and let the process work out as we count all the votes,” he said. “Democracy works, your vote will be counted, I don’t care how hard people try to stop it, I will not let them stop it.”In Georgia, Mr. Biden went into the lead overnight Thursday, thanks to a vote tally from Clayton County, a Democratic-leaning area near Atlanta. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said the state remained “too close to call” and predicted that it was headed for a recount, given that Mr. Biden’s lead stood at a mere 4,000 or so votes out of five million cast.If Mr. Biden ends up winning Georgia, it would be a major breakthrough for the Democratic Party in the Republican-dominated Deep South: Democrats rarely win top statewide races outside of Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. No Democratic presidential candidate has carried Georgia since 1992, when Bill Clinton narrowly won there.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Mr. Biden held a lead of about 30,000 votes in Arizona, after a new tranche of ballots from Maricopa County, the state’s population center, helped Mr. Trump close the gap by about 7,000 votes on Friday night. Katie Hobbs, the Arizona secretary of state, said on CNN that 173,000 ballots remained to be counted statewide, including 92,000 in Maricopa County. last_img read more

Open applications for Croatian Tourism Days 2017 open

first_imgThey are open online applications for the Days of Croatian Tourism (DHT), a traditional meeting of tourism workers and all stakeholders in the tourism system of the Republic of Croatia, which will be organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board on October 25 and 26, 2017 in Mali Lošinj .DHT gathers more than a thousand participants every year, and this year they will have interesting lectures, workshops and gatherings, among other topics on world tourism trends, building national tourism brands, and the role of national tourism organizations in the tourism system; forecasts and forecasts of tourist trends in the coming years; sustainable tourism for sustainable development, regional centers of competence, etc. “In this tourist year, we are achieving excellent results, and in order to continue to develop in this direction, it is necessary to follow tourist trends and adapt to new challenges. Because of all this, this year at DHT we will deal with many important topics for Croatian tourism. I am extremely pleased to have the opportunity to host world-renowned and proven experts in the field of tourism. I believe that through joint action and exchange of experiences and ideas we will use the opportunities provided to us in the form of achieving even more successful tourism results.”, Said Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, adding that he is sure that in the year when Lošinj celebrates 130 years of tourism and one of the flagships of the Croatian hotel industry, the Lošinj company Jadranka, 70 years of its business, Lošinj will prove to be excellent hosts and co-organizers.Of the world-renowned experts in the field of tourism, the arrival at DHT was confirmed by Patricia Yates, Director of Strategies and Communications of the British National Tourism Organization Visit Britain, who will present practical experience and knowledge in the field of UK tourism branding and promotion. Visit Britain is one of the strongest tourism organizations in the world whose activities related to the promotion of the national tourism product are especially focused on digital content, growth of investment in promotion in foreign markets and on strengthening business trips and gatherings. Along with her, the director of the national tourist organization of Slovenia, Maja Pak, and the head of the national tourist organization of Portugal, Turismo de Portugal, will speak about the construction of national tourist brands.The general manager of the Basque Culinary Center, Joxe Mari Aizeg, is also expected in Lošinj, who will participate in the part dedicated to the centers of competence, ie will present the way the center operates. Namely, the Spanish province of the Basque Country is the strongest in Spain and one of the world’s most famous gastronomic regions, and the ‘Basque Culinary Center’ is a higher education institution engaged in food research and promotion, with emphasis on modern cuisine and new concepts of technology, science and gastronomy.The topic of sustainable development will be especially discussed at the meeting, considering that 2017 was declared the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” by the United Nations. Also, a traditional meeting of representatives of the Government of the Republic of Croatia with tourism workers will be held, and annual Croatian tourism awards will be presented.Initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia “The development of the Croatian continent is one of the priorities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, and the development of continental tourism is one of my main goals in my mandate. For this reason, I wish that the Days of Croatian Tourism be held in one of the Slavonian destinations”Points out the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and adds that after the end of this year’s edition of the Day of Croatian Tourism, together with the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, they will start analyzing and preparing for next year.last_img read more

Why David Luiz is unhappy at Chelsea and is considering Arsenal transfer

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Aug 2019 5:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kShares Video Settings Coming Next Comment PLAY Skip Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Top articles SPONSORED Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE David Luiz is considering his Chelsea future amid interest from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)David Luiz trained away from the rest of Chelsea’s first team squad on Wednesday and is considering his future amid interest from Arsenal.Unai Emery is desperate to add a centre-half to his squad having seen club captain Laurent Koscielny spurn the offer of an olive branch and complete a move to Bordeaux.New signing William Saliba will spend the upcoming season back on loan at Saint-Etienne, Shkodran Mustafi has endured a difficult pre-season during which he was booed by his own supporters against Lyon, while Rob Holding has only just returned to full training following a cruciate knee ligament injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have been priced out of moves for Daniele Rugani of Juventus and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, but are likely to make a late attempt to prise Luiz from Chelsea in what remains of the summer window.ADVERTISEMENT Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling David Luiz skipped Chelsea’s first team training session on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)The 32-year-old had featured prominently in pre-season under new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and had previously spoken about the positive impact his former teammate had had on dressing room morale.According to the Evening Standard, however, Luiz was worried at having been left out the starting line-up against Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend and is concerned at how much playing time he will be afforded by Lampard.Luiz was a mainstay of Maurizio Sarri’s side last season and played a pivotal role in the club’s Europa League triumph and marshalled a defence which helped secure a top three finish in the Premier League.The Brazil international was one of the few Chelsea players to have publicly backed the Italian who became a devisive figure during his one-year tenure at Stamford Bridge.Asked if he wanted Chelsea to keep Sarri, Luiz said after the 4-1 win against Arsenal in Baku: ‘Yes. Because he is doing great. He did great during the season even with all the difficulties we had.center_img Why David Luiz is unhappy at Chelsea and is considering Arsenal transfer More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City About Connatix V67539 Read More Read More / Advertisement Read More by Metro 1 min. story 1/1 David Luiz was a keen advocate of Maurizio Sarri’s methods and was sad to see him leave Chelsea (Picture: Getty)‘In life sometimes you have to try to understand who is on the other side. Sometimes you need to reflect and analyse a little bit how difficult it was for him to be here today. He was training many, many clubs in the lower divisions.‘He was doing one job (banker) and then he quit to try a big journey and do something in football. Today he arrives in a big final and to do great like that, of course there is going to be emotion.‘Of course, for us, it’s emotional because we have a history of life to be here today. He deserved that, it was a fantastic season for him.’Despite Sarri’s departure, Luiz appeared to commit his future to Chelsea by signing a new two-year contract at the end of the season but, according to reports, Lampard is happy to sanction his most experienced defender’s departure with less than 24 hours of the transfer window remaining.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Skip Ad Full Screenlast_img read more

Real Madrid block Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos’ transfer to Valencia

first_imgCeballos played for the first time since November on Monday (Picture: Rex Features)Real Madrid have blocked Dani Ceballos’ efforts to join Valencia on loan, according to reports.The midfielder is currently on the books at Arsenal, but has featured just once since Mikel Arteta took over at the Emirates.Ceballos played his first minutes for Arsenal since the start of November against Bournemouth in the FA Cup after telling Arteta he wants to cancel his loan deal before the close of the January transfer window.Arsenal have already informed Ceballos they will not support his bid to leave the club, with Valencia pushing to sign the Spaniard.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Spanish outlet Marca claim Real have blocked Valencia’s move for Ceballos as the Spanish giants do not want him joining a direct rival.AdvertisementAdvertisementReal are thought to be open to Ceballos switching clubs, as the player is desperate for regular game time ahead of the European Championships this summer. Arteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:22FullscreenArteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA Cuphttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-pleased-arsenal-progress-past-bournemouth-fa-cup-2097240/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Rio Ferdinand urges Arsenal to back Mikel Arteta in Pablo Mari transferMORE: Mikel Arteta rules out Barcelona’s chances of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal in January Ceballos is desperate for more game time (Picture: Getty)Ceballos does not want to lose his place in the Spain squad and is concerned Arteta has already made his mind up about his suitability for the team.Valencia are not giving up on luring Ceballos back to Spain just yet, but the La Liga side will find it difficult to convince Real to sanction the move.Ceballos was signed by Unai Emery and joined the Gunners on the basis that he was assured a starting place by the former Arsenal manager.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityInjury forced Ceballos to miss eleven games for Arsenal and he was finally recalled by Arteta when he came on for the final 20 minutes in a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Monday.Arsenal chiefs believe Ceballos can still be an important player for Arsenal and are focusing their efforts on signing a centre-back before the end of the window.The transfer window closes on Friday and Arsenal face a race against time to land Pablo Mari after talks with Flamengo broke down. Coral BarryTuesday 28 Jan 2020 8:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link734Shares Real Madrid block Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos’ transfer to Valenciacenter_img Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Italian doctors’ scheme gains 4.1% as it boosts domestic assets

first_imgAt the time, Alberto Oliveti, president of ENPAM, said that the pension fund wanted to act as a focus for shareholder coalitions on environmental, social and corporate governance issues with other large pension funds that own shares in the same companies. Oliveti said: “We are not only interested in the dividends; we want to vote in a conscious and informed manner and gather consensus around our proposals from those with the same objectives of sustainable growth over the years.”Currently worth around €500m, with a target size of €1bn, the “portafoglio strategico Italia” includes holdings in energy companies Enel Green Power and Eni, and Banca d’Italia.In April this year, the portfolio acquired a 1.03% stake in Banco BPM, the group created 18 months ago by the merger of Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano.An ENPAM spokesman said: “After two investments in the energy sector, a further acquisition in the financial sector serves both to rebalance the overall portfolio risk, and to position ENPAM in the third-largest Italian banking group, which invests in the real economy of the country.” Italy’s biggest private sector pension fund made a net return of 4.1% on its investment portfolio in 2017, according to its annual report.ENPAM, which caters for Italy’s general practitioners, reported that its portfolio was worth €20.9bn at the end of 2017.Real estate holdings formed more than a quarter (26%) of the portfolio. During 2017 year, direct real estate made a 4.1% net return, while indirectly-held properties returned 3.9% net.ENPAM has for some time had an explicit strategy of investing in the local economy, and last year launched a portfolio with a strategic bias towards Italian assets. Its aim is to build a portfolio of small direct holdings in seven to 10 Italian companies.last_img read more

Messi ‘could have joined Arsenal’

first_img Press Association Argentina midfield maestro Messi developed into one of the world’s greatest players at the Nou Camp, but was close to considering a switch to England when he was 15 in the Barcelona Academy. A recent biography suggests the potential deal broke down because Arsenal were unable to purchase accommodation for Messi’s family, who were keen to join him in London, although the South American would still have needed to secure a work permit. Lionel Messi could have joined Arsenal from Barcelona as a teenager along with Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique, Arsene Wenger confirmed today. center_img Despite all of their efforts, Arsenal boss Wenger – who also scouted the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Didier Drogba when they were raw talents – believes the player just felt settled in Spain rather than take a chance on a switch to England. “I think in the end, he was not so keen to move, because it was at a period where Fabregas came, and Fabregas and Messi played together in the same team (at Barcelona Academy). We wanted to take Fabregas, Messi and Pique. It worked only for Fabregas,” said Wenger. “It was not completely down to a flat in the end. It was down to the fact that, in the end, Messi was comfortable at Barcelona.” last_img read more

TRACK : Syracuse prepares for Big East Championships in New York City

first_imgWhenever Jaquan Holland returns to the New York City area to compete, he feels a level of comfort he rarely experiences anywhere else during the season.It’s the chance to return to the place he knows best. A chance to return home.‘Any time I’m at The Armory, it’s like home for me,’ Holland said. ‘It’s a comfort zone. So every time I go there I perform well.’So when Holland ran personal records in the preliminary and consolation rounds of the 200-meter dash earlier this month at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory in New York City, it wasn’t a coincidence. Simply being close to home, where family and friends support him from the stands, elevates Holland’s motivation to another level.Holland is one of many Syracuse athletes who will be participating in the 2012 Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships at The Armory in New York City this weekend. For Holland, it’ll be the biggest meet of his Syracuse career so far. The Orange plans to send roughly 50 athletes to the meet, all of whom were required to meet qualifying standards. While Holland may be one of the few who is returning to his hometown area, all of Syracuse’s competitors will feel an extra level of motivation to succeed in one of the most important meets of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBy achieving a standard time or distance this weekend, athletes can earn automatic qualification for the NCAA Indoor National Championships.Events run all day Saturday and Sunday, concluding with an awards ceremony Sunday afternoon. Head coach Chris Fox said this weekend will mark the end of the indoor season for about 80 percent of the SU athletes, who will then start training for the outdoor season.Team points will be scored for placements in individual events, but Fox said that Syracuse does not put a huge emphasis on the team’s finish in the Big East standings. At last season’s indoor championships, the men’s and women’s teams finished ninth and 11th, respectively.Fox said he hopes for an improvement on those numbers, but it’s the individual performances he would most like to see the biggest progression in.‘As opposed to scoring a ton of points, we try to have some quality people,’ Fox said.Individual Syracuse athletes boast some of the best marks in the Big East this season. On the women’s side, senior Lauren Penney holds the second-best time in the conference in both the mile run and 3,000-meter run. Graduate student Flings Owusu-Agyapong sprinted to the top time in the conference in the women’s 60-meter dash. Holland ranks fourth and second in the Big East in the 60- and 200-meter dashes, respectively. And graduate student Jarret Eaton ran the best time in the entire nation in the 60-meter hurdles.Although past times are often used as indicators, Fox said the seeding from earlier performances can be deceiving. Most of the athletes at Syracuse and other Big East schools have only run two meets coming into the championships.Fox said that veteran athletes may not have performed their best up to this point, and they will be striving to reach their peak level of performance this weekend.‘Some older, fifth-year, fourth-year kids at some other schools might not have run hard yet, so this might be the first time they’ve run hard,’ Fox said. ‘The seeding means nothing at this point.’Eaton has already qualified for the national championships, and his teammates will attempt to join him this weekend. If they don’t, they’ll get one final shot at the Columbia Last Chance meet March 3.Fox said tension and nerves begin to surface during championship rounds when athletes realize the significance of the meet. And because it serves as the conclusion of the indoor season for many athletes, Fox refuses to downplay its importance.‘We take the pressure off for a lot of meets, but not for this one,’ Fox said. ‘This one’s important. It’s important that they go there and try to do well for Syracuse University.’jspramuk@syr.edu  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Jacob: jspramuk@syr.edulast_img read more

Men’s hockey: Intense weekend ends in draw for Badgers and Buckeyes

first_imgIt was a strange weekend for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team as they earned their first win and their first loss within a span of two days.The Badgers (2-1, 1-1 Big Ten) welcomed the Ohio State Buckeyes to the Kohl center this weekend for their first Big Ten game of the 2017-18 season. The Badgers, who were ranked 12th in the nation before the weekend began, were slated to overcome the Buckeyes with little to no effort needed.Unfortunately, that is not what happened the first night of the series.Wisconsin and Ohio State got off to a slow start Friday, with neither team managing to net a goal until well into the second period.What to expect from Men’s hockey this seasonThe 2016-’17 season was a huge success after Tony Granato resurrected the team to a winning season finishing with 12 Read…It would be Wisconsin who would manage to net the first goal of the night, scored by Trent Frederic a little bit under ten minutes into the second period, but Wisconsin’s lead would not last long. Less than seven minutes after Frederic lit the lamps for Wisconsin, Ohio State would answer back with a goal of their own, tying the game back up at 1-1.It seemed throughout the night as if Wisconsin could not garner enough momentum to truly seal the game, as every time the Badgers would manage to score a goal, Ohio State would score one not long after. Shortly into the second third period of the game, it seemed as though the Badgers would be able to walk away with a victory, until the Buckeye’s John Wiitala would even the score at 2-2 for the second time that night.With the game tied, any only five minutes remaining after Wiitala’s goal in the third period, it would seem as though these two Big Ten powerhouses would be heading into overtime. That was, until Ohio State’s Mason Jobst would score his second goal of the night with a little less than 1:20 left in the final period of the game.Daniel Yun/The Badger HeraldWisconsin walked away from the first night of the series with their first loss of the season, but they would not let this series end without giving Ohio State a run for their money Saturday. The Badgers came out of the gate swinging the following night, with Wisconsin’s own Will Johnson scoring the first goal of the game well into the first period.After Johnson’s goal, the Badgers would continue the scoring drive, tallying a total of three goals by the time that the second period was over. It seemed as though UW was headed for a shutout, but they still had to get through the third period.While Ohio State might not have been in the lead, they sure weren’t going to give up easily. The Buckeyes came back with a vengeance during the third period, scoring three goals within a matter of 24 seconds. Even with these two rapid goals, there would not be enough time for the Buckeyes to light the lamps up one more time, and it would be Wisconsin that would walk away with a 3-2 victory the second night.Crease Creatures: the story behind UW’s first hockey student orgWhen you’re standing in the student section of the Kohl Center, it can be easy to feel distant from all Read…Although they tallied a loss during their first Big Ten game of the season, the Badgers still managed to impress many with their quick rebound between Friday and Saturday’s game. Not only did Wisconsin earn their first Big Ten win of the season, but they also rose two spots this week in the USCHO rankings, landing themselves at the No.10 position this week.Wisconsin’s next series will take them out to Massachusetts, where the Badgers will get the task of taking on two of the best teams in the East. The Badgers start their weekend off against Boston College, and will end the weekend against Merrimack.last_img read more

GHPL Week 8: “We have to beat King Faisal for Olympics fans”- Gladson Awako

first_imgGreat Olympics midfielder, Gladson Awako, says he and his team mates will have to get a good result in their Week 8 tie at King Faisal to please the team’s fans.Olympics lost at home to WAFA in Week 7 by a lone goal to leave them 14th on Ghana Premier League table on 7 points.The loss was Olympics’ 4th of the season and their second reverse at home.Ahead of their match, Awako is urging the he fans to keep faith with the team so they will get a good result at the Baba Yara Stadium.“Great Olympics are not happy at all and it was very clear during the match against WAFA. I could see their displeasure as they sat in the stands.I want to assure and promise them. We face King Faisal today in Kumasi and it will be a difficult match because they are struggling.However, I want the fans to stay behind us and support us. No matter what, we are going to get a positive result today. We are either getting a point or we are getting a victory.”Olympics will head into the match without a head coach after Prince George Koffi resigned on Tuesday. His assistant, Seth Hoffman, will handle the team in Kumasi until a new head coach is named and according to sources close to the team, the new coach will be unveiled before the end of the week.last_img read more

Dodgers’ offense tamed as Giants take a split in season-opening series

first_img“I think you just have to give credit to those guys. They matched up really well,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You’re seeing a different guy every time at bat and they made pitches.”The Giants didn’t have an extra-base hit. But they saved three of their nine singles for run-scoring situations, starting with Darin Ruf’s one-out RBI single in the third inning off Dodgers starter Julio Urias.Urias scraped his way through five fitful innings. He had runners on in every inning, walked three and needed 78 pitches to get through five innings. But he did hold the Giants to 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position.“I really struggled with the first pitch,” Urias said through an interpreter. “Usually I try to attack fast. That’s part of my gameplan. But I wasn’t able to execute that. Later on, I was able to adjust and get out of the issues.”The Dodgers matched that in the third inning when Mookie Betts singled, stole second and scored on a Cody Bellinger single — a sequence that could be repeated many times in the future. PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts catches a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández runs to first base after hitting a ground ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 26: Drew Smyly #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)Cutouts occupy some of the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, right, tosses the ball to relief pitcher Tyler Rogers for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy at first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval tosses a ball to relief pitcher Tyler Rogers for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy at first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Donovan Solano heads toward the dugout after the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts tosses his bat after hitting a fly ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts swings at a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts hits a fly ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Donovan Solano connects with an RBI single during the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández stands on the field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández stands on the field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Mauricio Dubon hits an RBI single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts chases a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Tyler Heineman during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford throws to first base for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford throws to first base for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler walks toward the dugout after visiting the mound during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler walks toward the dugout after visiting the mound during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager prepares for his at-bat as cutouts of fans sit in seats during the third inning of the Dodgers’ baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Drew Smyly, center, leaves the mound after he was removed by manager Gabe Kapler during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)With the seats at Dodger Stadium empty, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)An operator adjusts a camera in a section filled with cutouts of fans during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Mauricio Dubon, left, is greeted by manager Gabe Kapler, center, and bench coach Kai Correa after scoring on a single by Darin Ruf during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Mauricio Dubon, right, avoids a tag from Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias to reach first base during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches from the dugout as cutouts sit in the seats during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers special assistant Jose Vizcaino stands on the field during practice as cutouts occupy some of the stadium seats before the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias winds up to throw against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Cutouts fill the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Cutouts fill the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Cutouts fill the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers special assistant Jose Vizcaino stands on the field during practice as cutouts occupy some of the stadium seats before the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Cutouts fill the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, left, scores on a single by Cody Bellinger as San Francisco Giants catcher Tyler Heineman stands in front of the plate during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts catches a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 40Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts catches a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Dodgers won’t have a playoff spot clinched by the end of next week after all — even with the expanded postseason field.After lopsided wins on the first two days of this delayed (and abbreviated) season, it looked like the Dodgers would run roughshod over the National League West. To that point, they had beaten the San Francisco Giants in six consecutive meetings (stretching back to last September) by a combined score of 42-4. Even with a close loss in Saturday’s game, the Dodgers had scored runs off 11 different Giants pitchers in the first three games of this season-opening series at empty Dodger Stadium.But Gabe Kapler kept playing a shell game with his starters and crowd-sourcing his relievers and came away with a split of the season-opening series with one of his former employers. The Giants used seven pitchers to tame the Dodgers lineup Sunday night, holding them to seven hits in a 3-1 win.The Dodgers lost on back-to-back days at home just five times all last season while going an NL-best 59-22 at home. But there wasn’t much more noise from the Dodgers’ offense in this one. Kapler picked through the “data points” to send six relievers to the mound, most sticking around only for the three-batter minimum.Side-armer Tyler Rogers was the only one to find any trouble. He survived a seventh inning that featured back-to-back singles by Justin Turner and Bellinger and a hit batter, loading the bases with two outs for Kike’ Hernandez.Despite having left-handed bats to choose from on the bench (Joc Pederson, Matt Beaty and Edwin Rios), Roberts chose not to pinch-hit for Hernandez, citing Rogers’ reverse splits — a .250 average against right-handed batters, .160 for left-handers albeit in a major-league career that encompasses all of 19 2/3 innings now.Hernandez bounced out to end the inning.“Actually, he’s very neutral, Rogers,” Roberts said. “They started that inning with (Rogers facing) Muncy, Turner and Bellinger. That obviously speaks to the fact that he’s pretty neutral. And that would be the third time Kike’ has seen him in four nights. … He got a hit off him the first time so I just went with the familiarity.“Obviously having Joc on the bench if it was a righty killer, or a guy that has a slider that really handles the right-handed hitter certainly it’s a conversation. … I think you have to dig a little deeper than what hand the guy throws with.”The game’s only extra-base hit — a leadoff double by A.J. Pollock — didn’t come until the bottom of the ninth but it did bring the tying run to the plate for the Dodgers three times. Trevor Gott retired Will Smith, Betts and Max Muncy to earn the save.The Giants, meanwhile, took the lead on a two-out RBI single by Mauricio Dubon in the sixth off lefty reliever Adam Kolarek and expanded it with another two-out single by Donovan Solano in the seventh off Pedro Baez.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more