If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you might have assumed that the medals given out are, as advertised, made of gold, silver, and bronze. Due to metal values, however, the reality is slightly more complicated. Giving out pure gold medals would be financially crippling for the International Olympic Committee, so unsurprisingly some compromises are involved. This graphic looks at the different metals used.
The White Sox turned their third triple play of the season Friday, this time pulling off the triple-killing against the Braves.
In the top of the third inning with Chicago up 4-3, the Braves had runners on first and second with no outs. Freddie Freeman hit a liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who scooped it up, tagged second for the first out, then tagged Atlanta runner Chase d’Arnaud, who had strayed slightly off second base, then threw to first for the third out.
The growing number of private car drivers is at odds with the millions of residents who ride two- and three-wheeled electric cycles. The conflict has stirred emotions about inequality in urban China, pitting wealthier drivers against the blue-collar workers who need the electric bikes to make a living.
“We’re just scapegoats,” Liu Xiaoyan, an electric bike courier, who watched the aftermath of the crash, said recently at an intersection in northeast Beijing. “They always say that electric bikes are the road killers, but the cars are the real killers.”
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Work is done upon an object whenever a force acts upon it to cause it to be displaced. Work involves a force acting upon an object to cause a displacement. In all instances in which work is done, there is an object that supplies the force in order to do the work.
An object that possesses some form of energy supplies the force to do the work. In the process of doing work, the object that is doing the work exchanges energy with the object upon which the work is done. When the work is done upon the object, that object gains energy. The energy acquired by the objects upon which work is done is known as mechanical energy.
The United States soccer team put on a clinic Sunday night, as it routed Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Team USA scored two goals within three minutes, and was ahead 4-1 at halftime. While Japan did ultimately score two goals on the previously unstoppable American defense, it was never even close to being enough to compete with the U.S. team.
Carli Lloyd had a hat trick in the game, scoring three goals–one of them an impressive shot from the half-field mark.
The game ended up being the highest-scoring final game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and avenged America’s loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup.
What are the odds?
Assuming 8 tables per session and all players of equal ability, then the odds of someone winning the ‘tripple’ are 1/8 to the power of two, or one in 64; so you can expect it about every 6 months or so, depending upon the number of players (obviously it’s much easier to win the tripple in the low season when there are only three or four tables).
The odds of two independent people (who only partnered each other on one occasion and obviously play in different directions on the other two occasions (as with Dave & Terry 21-25/5/05) both winning in the same week are 1/8 to the power of three, or one in 512; so once in 5 years or so.
Anyway, here’s a list of triple winners. I hope it’s complete, let me know if there are any omissions.
News-sheet dates Winner
121 21/5 – 25/5/05 Dave Cutler
121 21/5 – 25/5/05 Terry Quested
139 27/6 – 1/7/05 Tobjorn + Gunn
141 11/7 – 15/7/06 John Gavens
141 11/7 – 15/7/06 Terry Quested
162 5/9 – 9/9/06 Bob Pelletier
169 23/1 – 27/1/06 Terry Quested
172 13/2 – 17/2/06 Terry Quested + Chuck Paparigian
214 4/12 – 8/12/06 Terry Quested
240 4/6 – 8/6/07 Jan v Koss
272 21/1 – 25/1/08 Olaf Ries
280 17/3 – 21/3/08 Hans Vikman
326 2/2 – 6/2/09 Janne Roos
Source for more info http://www.belmontstakes.com/history/triplecrownwinners.aspx
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FINAL SCORE: Germany 4, Portugal 0
This was one of the most anticipated battles of the opening round of matches. Germany, one of the favorites to win the World Cup, taking on Portugal, led by perhaps the best player in the world in Ronaldo. “The Superpower versus the Superstar,” as ESPN said before the match.
Well, that went out the window very quickly.
Portugal actually looked like the better side for the first 10 minutes or so, getting some chances on the counter with Ronaldo and Nani speeding up the flanks, and the midfielders looking to dispossess Phillipp Lahm and Semi Khedira in the center of the mark. But then Joao Pereira yanked down Mario Gotze inside the box, leading to a penalty call from the referee. Thomas Muller buried it from the spot.
Three primary colors:
1 & 9 = Yellow (primary)
2 & 10 = Blue (primary)
3 & 11 = Red (primary)
Three secondary colors:
4 & 12 = Purple (blue+red)
5 & 13 = Orange (red+yellow)
6 & 14 = Green (yellow+blue)
One tertiary color:
7 & 15 = Maroon (purple+red)
Two all-or-nothing colors:
8 = Black
Cue = White
October 18th, 1977: In one of the greatest postseason displays in the history of Major League Baseball (or any sport, for that matter), New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson shocked the world when he clobbered three home runs on three pitches from three different pitchers in Game 6 of the World Series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. The Yankees won the game 8-4 and went on to win the series, and legend of “Mr. October” was officially born. Here are a few more memorable moments of Reggie Jackson’s career.
Three Home Runs, World Series Game
|— ESPN Stats & Information|
Reggie Jackson appeared in five World Series, two with the Oakland A’s and three with the New York Yankees. Only in 1981, a year in which there was a strike, did Jackson’s team lose. Jackson hit .357/.457/.755 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs in 27 World Series games.
All-time World Series home run leader Mickey Mantle appeared in 12 World Series. The Yankees won seven of them, but in 1955 and 1957, an injured Mantle missed a major portion of each Series. Brooklyn beat the Yankees in 1955 and the Milwaukee Braves won in 1957.
Mantle hit .257/.374/.535 with 18 home runs and 40 RBIs in his World Series career.
Babe Ruth batted .326/.467/.744 in 10 World Series. He hit 15 home runs, which was the record until Mantle came along, and batted in 33 runs.
Lou Gehrig batted .361/.477/.731 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in his seven World Series.
Reggie Jackson is in some pretty good company.
Phillies versus Mets.
NEW YORK — It happened so fast, Eric Bruntlett needed a few moments before he realized he had just ended a game with an unassisted triple play.
Second baseman Eric Bruntlett single-handedly secured the Phillies’ win over the Mets on Sunday, turning an unassisted triple play to end the game. It was just the 15th such play in MLB history (including the postseason) and only the second that finished a game.
Unassisted Triple Play To End Game May 31, 1927 Sunday
Player Johnny Neun Eric Bruntlett
Team Tigers Phillies
Position 1B 2B
Inning Top 9th Bottom 9th
Opp. Indians Mets
Score 1-0 9-7
By PAT BORZI – DETROIT — In the 1950s and ’60s, before divisional play, the designated hitter and drug testing, the presence of a triple crown winner on your team meant a trip to the World Series.
The last three triple crown winners before Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera all played championship baseball in the October after their remarkable regular seasons: Carl Yastrzemski, whose 1967 Red Sox lost to St. Louis in seven games; Frank Robinson of the 1966 Orioles, which swept a Los Angeles Dodgers team with the future Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale; and Mickey Mantle, whose three home runs helped the 1956 Yankees topple the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games.