Like Muntari, like Muniru?Sulley Muniru’s move to Romania has been widely reported in the local media because he’s seen as a genuine prospect.But his debut did not go exactly according to plan, as he was sent off, although his Steaua Bucuresti side beat Rubin Kazan’ 2-1 in a friendly.Muniru, 22, was on as a second half substitute and quickly got himself yellow carded not once, but twice.The youngster joined the Romania giants last month from CFR Cluj.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag on Facebook and Twitter is #JoySports
August 26, 2020
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kershaw (12-4, 1.69 ERA) will be pitching on three days’ rest, but has pitched only six times after suffering a herniated disc in his back in late June.He weathered a tough Game 1 on Friday in which he threw 101 pitches over five innings. He was spotted a 4-0 lead but surrendered three earned runs and eights hits with seven strikeouts.Kershaw has started three NLDS games on short rest in each of the past three postseasons. He has gone 19 innings — at least six frames each start — and given up six runs (four earned) with 23 strikeouts.The Dodgers won two of those three starts, including Game 4 last year in New York.If the Dodgers win today, Game 5 will be at 2 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1) at Nationals Park. The Dodgers could go with Urias or rely on left-hander Rich Hill on three days’ rest. Hill couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning of Game 2 on Saturday, allowing four earned runs and six hits in a 5-2 loss in which the Dodgers stranded 12 runners. The Dodgers will send ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound for Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday in an effort to prolong their postseason against the Washington Nationals.The Dodgers, down 2-1 in the best-of-five series, were deciding between their star left-hander and Julio Urias, their 20-year-old southpaw prospect.The Nationals are countering with rookie right-hander Joe Ross (7-5, 3.43 ERA), which would save ace Max Scherzer in case of a Game 5 in Washington.Game 4 starts at 2 p.m. (Fox Sports 1) at Dodger Stadium.
August 13, 2020
IOWA CITY — January is typically the worst of the peak months for the flu in Iowa and health officials warn things are shaping up for a particularly severe season for the flu and other respiratory viruses.Dr. Melanie Wellington, an epidemiologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals, says they’re concerned because the southern hemisphere had a bad flu season. “We use that as an indicator to predict what’s going to happen during our flu season and it suggests that the flu season could be a bad one,” Wellington says, “but that is not a science.”Iowans are being advised to watch out for what’s called respiratory syncytial virus, or R-S-V. Symptoms are similar to the common cold, but it can cause severe illness — or even death — in young infants, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Wellington says, “You should seek medical attention if you have a cold this year, where it’s simply not getting better, where your breathing rate goes very high, where someone’s struggling to breathe, grunting or having troubles with their oxygen levels.”R-S-V affects between ten and 20-percent of the state’s population each year. Wellington says the best way to prevent R-S-V is by regularly washing your hands. She notes, it’s still not too late to get a flu shot. While flu cases often show up during October and November, the peak months are December through February, though cases are sometimes reported as late as May.