Cardinals Battle Panthers On The Court

first_imgThe St Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated the St. Lawrence Panthers tonight by a score of 46-21.Scoring for the Cardinals were Charlie Schebler, Alec Bunselmeier, Nate Vankirk, Noah Tuveson, Peyton Ditmer, Cy Muckerheide, Abe Hollins, Aiden Geers and Conner Ertel. Ben Harmeyer, Frank Forbeck and Luke Meyer played tough defense. With the win, the Cardinals record improves to 10-2.The Cardinals will be in action again this Thursday night against the South Ripley Raiders at 5:30pm in Versailles.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.The St Louis Cardinals traveled to Lawrenceburg Monday evening to take on the St Lawrence Panthers. It was a close game throughout the contest with the Panthers getting the win.The Cardinals were lead offensively by Adam Vogelsang with 14 points and Cody Mohr with 10. Kyle Salatin contributed  a big 3 point play.St. Louis will visit South Ripley on Thursday.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.last_img read more

CROP Hunger Walk is right around the corner

first_imgOsgood, IN—CROP Hunger Walk to be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Registration is at 1 pm and the walk starts at 1:30 pm.  The walk will begin and end at St. Peters UCC (Finks Church) on the corner of 700 N. & Finks Road, Osgood. The Keith Swinney Band will be kicking off our Walk from 12:45-1:30 pm. After the walkers finish they are invited to enjoy cake, cookies, fruit, etc. in the fellowship hall.  All walkers will receive a free CROP Walk 50 anniversary T-shirt donated by CRUM Trucking. For more information on how  to get involved contact Pastor Sandy Gruell at 765-932-4749 or at Sandrasgruell@gmail.comlast_img

Thiem tames ‘Big Match’ nerves to break Grand Slam barrier

first_imgBy Sudipto Ganguly(REUTERS) – Dominic Thiem ended a six-year wait for a new name on a men’s Grand Slam trophy on Sunday with his U.S. Open triumph but it was not just Alexander Zverev that the Austrian had to battle on court to fulfil his “life goal”.Rafael Nadal had denied Thiem the French Open trophy at the previous two editions of that tournament, while at the start of 2020 it was world number one Novak Djokovic who outlasted him in the Australian Open title clash.Thiem did not have to go through Djokovic, Nadal or Roger Federer, the sport’s ‘Big Three’, during the two weeks at Flushing Meadows this year but that presented a unique mental challenge as the 27-year-old wrestled with long-time friend Zverev, 23, for success in his fourth Slam final.“We both didn’t face one of the ‘Big Three’, so I guess that was in the back of the head for both of us,” Thiem told reporters. “That’s why we were nervous. (It) was a very good chance for both of us.”The experience of playing three Grand Slam finals previously was supposed to be an advantage for the Austrian against an opponent who was featuring in his first final at a major.But it proved to be a burden for Thiem, who found himself two sets and a break down against the big-serving German before fighting back to win 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(6).“Honestly, I think it didn’t help me at all because I was so tight in the beginning. Maybe it was not even good that I played in previous major finals,” he said.“I mean, I wanted this title so much, and of course there was also in my head that if I lose this one, it’s 0-4. It’s always in your head.“Is this chance ever coming back again? This, that, all these thoughts – not great to play your best tennis, to play free. That’s what exactly happened in the beginning.”But Thiem managed to quell those doubts and levelled things against Zverev before winning a nerve-jangling final set tiebreak to achieve “a life goal, a dream”.Thiem hopes to play more freely with fewer nerves in future, having finally tasted success at one of the sport’s biggest stages while also becoming the first man since Croat Marin Cilic won the 2014 U.S. Open to secure a maiden Grand Slam trophy.He is also the first player born in the 1990s to claim a men’s Grand Slam, and the first outside Nadal and Federer, who both missed the tournament, and Djokovic, who was disqualified, to win a major since Stan Wawrinka’s 2016 U.S. Open triumph.CHARTING OWN PATHThiem will now face heavier expectations in future Grand Slams but has proved he is not one to shy away from pressure.The Austrian, who faced his share of criticism for playing in Djokovic’s ill-fated Adria Tour event, declined to contribute to an emergency fund for financially struggling lower-ranked professionals during the COVID-19 shutdown, fully aware that he would draw flak from pundits and fellow players for his stand.Thiem, who has earned almost $27 million in career prize money, stood his ground in the face of criticism, proving that he was ready to chart his own path forward.Most of Thiem’s early success came on claycourts, where long baseline rallies test a player’s patience and endurance, but he showed the first signs of a smooth transition to hardcourts when he won last year’s ATP Masters at Indian Wells.Reaching the season-ending ATP Finals further underlined his development while he put any lingering doubts about his hardcourt prowess to rest by progressing to the Australian Open final in Melbourne earlier this year.“Before I started to work with him, when I saw him like a spectator, I said he can play everywhere, not only on clay,” his coach Nicolas Massu said.“He can have the same results on every surface because of his shots, he’s talented, he has everything. Maybe he needs to adjust small things.” Caption:Dominic Thiem of Austria won the U.S. Open on Sunday in five sets. It was his first singles title in a Grand Slam event.Photo saved: Thiemlast_img read more

USC admin to become BU provost

first_imgUSC’s executive vice provost for academic affairs will leave USC at the end of this semester to become provost at Boston University.End of an era · Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Jean Morrison will leave at the end of the semester to become provost at Boston University. – Photo courtesy of BU Now Jean Morrison will be the first female provost in the history of BU and will assume her position in January. She is also the first external hire for the provost position at the university in 30 years.Morrison said she is looking forward to the new position.“The opportunity to serve as provost under Boston University President Dr. Robert Brown is an extraordinary opportunity,” she said.Morrison has worked at USC since 1988, when she joined the faculty as a full-time professor of earth sciences.She has served on multiple National Science Foundation panels because of her research on the evolution of the earth’s crust, and has also led USC’s Women in Science and Engineering program since 2002.Over the last few years, Morrison expanded her role at USC to include a number of administrative positions. She has served as vice provost for academic affairs and graduate programs, vice provost for graduate programs and associate dean in the graduate school.Elizabeth Garrett, interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said Morrison has made great contributions to USC’s graduate programs.“She’s led our graduate programs for several years and was responsible for creating data portfolios for all of our Ph.D. candidates,” Garrett said.In her current position as executive vice provost of academic affairs, Morrison oversees the Office of Undergraduate Programs, the USC Graduate School and the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Programs.Garrett said Morrison has been extremely influential in creating excellent and innovative academic programming.“Over the past several years, she’s played a real role in bringing schools together and moving forward in interdisciplinary relationships,” Garrett said.Garrett said this new position at BU will be a great opportunity for Morrison.Michael L. Jackson, vice president for student affairs, said Morrison will be missed by those who have worked with her.“She has been a great friend, colleague and mentor to many of us at USC,” Jackson said in an e-mail. “Boston University is very lucky to have attracted such a capable, energetic and super smart person to become their next provost.”Her successor at USC will be chosen by the provost at a later time, Garrett said. Information about potential candidates for this position has yet to be released .In her new position, Morrison said she hopes to help Brown fulfill his agenda for the university.“Boston University is a large research university that has ambitions to become an even stronger and more competitive university,” she said.Though Morrison said she is excited about this new position, she said she is also sad to leave USC after 22 years.“I love my colleagues here and will miss them,” she said. “It’s bittersweet.”last_img read more

Syracuse falls to Virginia Tech, 7-0, in final road match of regular season

first_img Published on April 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm Contact Kevin: Syracuse kept it close in its first match of the weekend before eventually losing. SU tried to bounce back Sunday in its second match of the weekend. The Orange was unsuccessful, though, and this time it was lopsided.SU (7-11, 2-10 Atlantic Coast) suffered another 7-0 loss to No. 42 Virginia Tech (14-7, 5-6) on Sunday in Blacksburg, Virginia in its final road match of the regular season. It was the Orange’s fifth 7-0 loss in its last eight matches.The only win for Syracuse on Sunday came in doubles play, with senior Amanda Rodgers and sophomore Rhiann Newborn winning 8-4.The other two doubles matches didn’t bode well for the Orange, with sophomore Olivia Messineo and senior Komal Safdar losing their match 8-3 and senior Breanna Bachini and freshman Nicole Mitchell falling 8-4 in theirs.And Syracuse didn’t find much more success in singles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNewborn was the first Orange player to finish, only taking a game in each set in her loss to No. 46 Francesca Fusinato. Messineo also lost all but two games in her match, falling 0-6, 2-6 to her opponent.Bachini and Safdar put up stronger fights in their contests. Bachini kept her first set close at 4-6, but didn’t fare as well in the second as she lost 1-6. Safdar put up decent scores in both of her sets, but ultimately lost 3-6, 5-7.Mitchell and Rodgers were the last two players to finish, both pushing their opponents to super tiebreaks.Mitchell won her first set, but her opponent didn’t make it easy for her as the win came off of an 8-6 tiebreak victory. From there, Mitchell stayed in the match but couldn’t earn the point. She lost the next set 4-6 before falling 8-10 in a super tiebreak.Rodgers’ situation was different, as she lost her first set 4-6 before coming back and taking the second 7-5. But she couldn’t win her super tiebreak either, losing 11-13 to end the match.Syracuse’s next match will be against North Carolina State (10-13, 1-11) on Friday at 2 p.m. at Drumlins Tennis Center. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Henson: Ranking top Kohl Center moments over last 4 years

first_imgFor the six Wisconsin men’s basketball seniors and their fellow classmates standing in the student section, last night’s home finale was one especially hard goodbye.It’s hard to say goodbye to a building that’s housed so much success and so many memories.From the time I stepped on campus in 2007, going into each and every game – regardless of the opponent – UW fans always knew the Badgers had a chance to win in Madison.In those four years, the Badgers have just five losses on their home floor. Five. And with last night’s win over Northwestern, UW has now had a perfect season at home three times under head coach Bo Ryan.All that winning can be hard to keep track of, so in the spirit of senior day, and for the soon-to-be graduates who just turned in their final student voucher, let’s look back at the six best games Badger fans have witnessed at the Kohl Center over the past four years.6: No. 15 Michigan State 42, No. 9 Wisconsin 57 (Feb. 28, 2008)There’s always extra buzz around the Kohl Center when the Spartans come to Madison. It was no different in 2008. The testy relationship between Ryan and MSU head coach Tom Izzo was at its peak, and the crowd was all over the Spartans from the start.And senior guard Michael Flowers was all over Drew Neitzel.Sparty’s sharp-shooter, who had seemingly been suiting up for MSU for over a decade, was hounded by Flowers all night, and UW fed off their senior guard’s relentless energy.Netizel finished 1-10 from three-point range. That lone conversion produced his only points. With every miss, the Grateful Red’s chants grew louder and the Badgers pulled away.The Badgers suffocated their hardwood-rival and held the No.13 Spartans to just 42 total points.5: Penn State 41, No. 8 Wisconsin 77 (March 5, 2008)It wasn’t the most thrilling rushing of the court, but after beating the Nittany Lions, UW celebrated a well-deserved Big Ten championship with their fans.The Badgers dominated from the start and there was never any doubt, but the crowd got a rare chance to commemorate a conference championship on the home floor.That Wisconsin team ended the season with just two losses in Big Ten play, and the Badgers followed up that senior day victory over Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. to clinch the conference crown outright. Weeks later, UW celebrated a Big Ten Tournament title.4: No. 11 Indiana 49, No. 13 Wisconsin 62 (January 31, 2008)These were the days when Indiana still garnered respect, the days when those classic stripped overalls still looked cool coming out of the opposing tunnel.These were also the days of Eric Gordon and D.J White.Gordon, the uber-talented one-and-done freshman guard, and White, the powerful, efficient senior forward, made for quite the tandem at Indiana, and the matchup with the Badgers created another electric environment inside the Kohl Center.UW’s lead rose to 20 at one point, but Gordon and the Hoosiers went on a 17-2 run, narrowing the gap to five in the final eight minutes.But Wisconsin firmed up defensively, stopping the run right there. The Badgers got timely rebounds from Joe Krabbenhoft, and the home crowd enjoyed a statement victory over one of the nation’s top teams.3: No. 10 Purdue 59, No. 18 Wisconsin 66 (February 1, 2011)We finally move past 2008 and fast-forward to a snowed-out evening in 2011 for our next memorable victory.After a road loss to Penn State, a win over the Boilermakers was essential for UW to stay alive in the Big Ten race. Everyone in the arena knew how important this game was, and with Purdue up by one with 1:10 remaining, the Badgers needed someone to come through in the clutch.The flat top himself, Ryan Evans – who had admittedly been struggling offensively all season – became the hero with a nifty jumper to give UW the lead in the final minute.He later capped the night off with a tremendous dunk in the open floor to seal the victory. The rarely-seen play above the rim, coupled with an announced Snow Day, made for a raucous night in Madison.2: No. 5 Duke 69, Wisconsin 73 (December 2, 2009)There are countless reasons why this particular game was so special.First and foremost, it’s Duke – the evil empire of college basketball. Fans were lined up for hours in the bitter cold to get as close to the action as they could. Seeing the legendary Coach K and those black and blue uniforms creates energy in arenas across the country. Then you have the Big Ten/ACC challenge, which the Big Ten had never won. And of course, you have the actual gameplay, which featured energized play on both ends.The Badgers never trailed, despite Duke’s relentless efforts to pull painfully close thanks to three after three from Andre Dawkins, but UW held on and madness ensued. Wisconsin pulled it off, and as a result, the Big Ten won the Challenge.Fans stormed onto the court as the unranked Badgers toppled one of the most historic programs in all the land – a program that went on to win the National Championship at season’s end.1: No.1 Ohio State 67, No. 14 Wisconsin 71 (February 12, 2011)Taking down No. 1 has to be No. 1 on the list.Combine that with the fact that conference-rival Ohio State was undefeated coming to Madison – just like they were a few months prior in football ?- and you have an opportunity few fan bases ever get to witness.Highlights of the Badgers’ dramatic win over the Buckeyes in football were shown in the minutes leading to tip-off, and the Kohl Center was ready to explode. With towels in hand, the fans created an atmosphere that was truly second-to-none. The Badger basketball team didn’t disappoint.Jordan Taylor engineered a mesmerizing second-half comeback as the fans once again stormed onto the floor to celebrate another win over No.1 Ohio State.The 2010-11 Badgers were perfect at home once again, and after playing his last game at the Kohl Center Sunday, Jon Leuer put it best.“We just know with that crowd behind us, with the Badger fans behind us, when we are at the Kohl Center we don’t plan on losing, ever.”At this rate, Badger fans don’t plan on witnessing that any time soon.Max is a senior majoring in journalism. What’s you’re favorite Kohl Center memory? Let him know at read more

Quick transition provides challenges for USC

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanFollowing their win against Cal, the Trojans have a short week before they face Washington State on Friday in Pullman, Wa. In front of a sellout crowd expected at Martin Stadium, head coach Clay Helton and the Trojans will be put to the test. With injuries piling up and an explosive Washington State team playing in its own stadium, the Trojans have been put on upset alert by many around the country. Scouting the Cougars Led by head coach Mike Leach, the Cougars have come out of the gate strong in 2017. With a 4-0 record, Washington State is currently ranked 16th. This is due, in part, to a dynamic offense. Senior quarterback Luke Falk returns after a junior year that put him on the map. After forcing four interceptions against Cal, the Trojans hope to replicate some of their success in Pullman. But that could be a tall task. Helton said Falk is “about as efficient as there is in the league right now.” He’s been one of the best passers in the country, ranking second in touchdowns and fifth in passing yards. “I think he’s got a really good skill set,” defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said. “He’s played in that system for a long time, he sees the field well and he doesn’t lock in on his first read.” Falk and the Cougars’ offense will test USC’s defense with their run and gun offense, made famous by Leach during his time at Texas Tech. Leach’s offensive philosophy is predicated on getting the ball to his playmakers in space. The running back combination of senior Jamal Morrow and sophomore James Williams has provided Falk with weapons out of the backfield. While the Cougars don’t run the ball often, Morrow and Williams are two players who will be watched closely by Helton and the defensive staff. Junior receiver Tavares Martin, the Cougars’ leading receiver with 390 yards and six touchdowns on the year, will test the Trojans’ secondary. Defensively, the Cougars are led by redshirt senior middle linebacker Isaac Dotson, who leads the team with 26 tackles. Sophomore safety Jalen Thompson is a player to watch in the secondary for Washington State. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold, who has thrown seven interceptions on the year, will need to cut down on turnovers. Healing Up Heading to Pullman on Friday, the Trojans still have several key players banged up. Junior wide receiver Deontay Burnett was held out for the second day in a row.“I think he’s gonna be able to go,” Helton said. “We’ve been pretty cautious with him.”Junior running racks Ronald Jones and Aca’Cedric Ware were both limited in Tuesday’s practice, but Helton expects them to be available. Junior linebacker Porter Gustin is still doubtful for Friday’s tilt. Redshirt sophomore tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe is still working his way back to the field. “We have a calendar mapped out,” Helton said Imatorbhebhe’s rehab. “Things change, everyone’s body is different, but we sat down and met with our staff and Daniel and got a plan so that hopefully within a couple weeks, he can get back.” While junior tight end Tyler Petite has done well with more snaps, getting Imatorbhebhe back would undoubtedly be big for the offense. While Helton and the staff don’t plan to rush Imatorbhebhe back, Helton said he was getting closer.Without a bye week, the Trojans don’t have a lot of time to recover. Helton and the staff have had to adjust accordingly. His first meeting every day is with head athletic trainer Russ Romano. Afterwards, Helton, Romano and his entire staff met to develop a plan for every player on the injury list. “Going 12 games straight, you have to have a great plan for each kid,” Helton said.Angeline Leaves Team News came out on Monday that redshirt sophomore Cary Angeline has decided to leave the team. Citing homesickness and a lack of playing time, the Pennsylvania native will look to get a fresh start at another school. “Cary’s a great kid,” Helton said. “He wants to find a place closer to home to be able to play. Unbelievable student and person. We wish him nothing but the best.” With Angeline’s departure, Trojans’ depth at tight end will be tested. Imatorbhebhe’s absence means the Trojans will have to rely on Petite and freshmen Josh Falo and Erik Krommenhoek to carry the load until reinforcements come.last_img read more

Hospice of MI Seeks More Volunteers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Hospice of Michigan plays a valuable role in the community. To continue their efforts more volunteers are needed.The Hospice of Michigan is a non-profit agency known for offering comfort and peace to patients and they’re loved ones. This mission is accomplished through the help of volunteers.“I think its company, very many are in facilities and its nice to have someone come in and give them direct attention for an hour or more,” said Maggie Michaud, HOM volunteer.Maggie Michaud has been a volunteer with the Hospice of Michigan for 15 years. After her own father passed away under hospice care, she felt the need to donate her time to hospice patients.“Sometimes I’ve read to patients, sometimes I sit and be quiet, or I’ll just talk, depending on the condition of the patient…and the volunteers can be a big help with that because you can’t be with everybody all the time,” said Michaud.Volunteers are scheduled to meet with patients, sit vigils, help with grief support, fundraisers and even spiritual care. In order to become a volunteer, you must complete hospice care training. An upcoming training session for new volunteers will take place on Thursday, July 20th in Alpena.“Ultimately I think that visiting patients and being with them especially sitting with them at the end of their lives is a privilege. Its equally a privilege to help a patient leave this life as it would be to have a child born into it,” explained Michaud.For more details on volunteering with the Hospice of Michigan visit AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious “Field Trip Friday”: Biking Through Alpena’s Bi-PathNext Onaway Man Denied Appeal for Murder of 24-Day Old Babylast_img read more

Clayton Kershaw dominant as Dodgers pound Marlins again

first_imgKershaw has now pitched at least six innings but no more than seven in each of his 21 starts this season. The victory Wednesday was the 165th of his career, matching Sandy Koufax’s career total. Kershaw’s 165 wins came in 339 games (337 starts), Koufax’s in 397 career games (314 starts).“I’ve said it before – any time you’re mentioned with Sandy it’s a special thing,” Kershaw said.Kershaw joked that as he watched the Dodgers score 15 runs in Tuesday’s win he told his teammates to “save some for tomorrow.” They did.Justin Turner homered in the first inning. Cody Bellinger followed with a bunt single against the shift and Corey Seager hit a two-run home run.In the fourth inning, rookie Edwin Rios hit a line drive over the wall in center field for his first major-league home run.A native of Puerto Rico who grew up in Florida and went to college at Florida International in Miami, Rios joked that it felt like the big milestone came “back home” fans calling out “FIU!” when he was on deck.“It felt awesome,” he said of the first homer. “Once I hit first (base) and saw it go, I just yelled. I was just full of emotion, smiling, happy I got that out of the way.”Two innings later, he did it again, crushing the first pitch he saw from Elieser Hernandez and sending it deep into the upper deck in right field.“I was looking off speed,” Rios said. “I knew he walked (Matt) Beaty on four pitches so he probably thought I was going to be taking and he could try to throw one in there. He did and I was able to capitalize.”Rios’ second major-league home run was the Dodgers’ 10th of the series. It is the ninth time in franchise history the Dodgers have hit 10 or more home runs in a three-game series. They have one more game at Marlins Park to chase the franchise record of 12 set May 21-23, 2002 against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.Rios and Turner each finished with three-hit games. Turner has four home runs in the past three games and 12 in his past 31 games after hitting none in his first 28 games this season (and nine in his first 81). “I did (think Kershaw could have a special night),” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Kershaw’s start. “Early on, just spotting the fastball up and going to the curveball early and it had the shape and the depth that we like to see and then the slider — when you have that mix early, typically he’s kind of getting out there, feeling it … to have it out early was really encouraging. You knew something special was brewing.”Pitching for the first time in a week after his start was pushed back, Kershaw struck out eight of the first nine Marlins, nine of the first 11 and had the 61st double-digit strikeout game of his career at the end of the fifth inning – the eighth in which he didn’t walk a batter or give up a run.“Sometimes you just kind of get into that groove early,” Kershaw said, calling the time off between starts “a mini-All-Star break.”“We scored three runs in the top of the first so I just wanted to make that hold up. You don’t really care how you get the outs as long as you’re efficient. Tonight I was able to get ahead. Did a decent job with fastball command. I thought Russell (Martin) did a great job mixing locations, going out and in. Then, both off-speed (pitches) were a little better than in the past.”Harold Ramirez ended his nascent perfect-game bid with a two-out single in the fifth. The Marlins had just two more baserunners against Kershaw – on a Corey Seager error in the sixth and an infield single in the seventh. Neither runner advanced past first base. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PreviousMiami Marlins’ Jorge Alfaro strikes out swinging during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes off his cap during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Edwin Rios (43) reacts after hitting a solo home run, and Russell Martin (55) meets him at the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager (5) is met by Cody Bellinger (35) after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez stands on the mound as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner rounds third base with a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager leaves the batter’s box after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a solo home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Marlins’ Harold Ramirez hits a single during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Marlins’ Jorge Alfaro strikes out swinging during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes off his cap during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)NextShow Caption1 of 13Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes off his cap during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)ExpandMIAMI — There was a time not so long ago when every Clayton Kershaw start brought with it the possibility of something special happening.It still can.Kershaw struck out the first seven batters he faced, retired the first 14 in order and allowed just two hits in seven scoreless innings as the Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 9-1 Wednesday night.The seven consecutive strikeouts to start a game fell one short of matching the modern record shared by Jacob deGrom (2014), Jim DeShaies (1986) and German Marquez (2018) and two short of matching the all-time record set by Mickey Welch with the New York Gothams in 1884.last_img read more