From Comcast SportsNet Thursday, August 18, 2011
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Cologne has banned three people for three years fromall Bundesliga games after they were identified from a group of fans who threwcontainers with human waste at rival fans from Schalke.Cologne says it strongly condemns the incident which occurred onSaturday during the teams 5-1 loss at Schalke and wont tolerate a repeat ofsuch behaviour. Other fans are also under investigation.Meanwhile, football authorities are looking into an incident in Hoffenheimwhere a club employee placed a high-frequency loudspeaker near Borussia Dortmundfans to drown out their singing. Hoffenheim won 1-0.
ALAMEDA – Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected from Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs for making contact with an official.
He was on the sideline to start a 3rd-down-and-16 play in the second quarter, when a draw was called. Quarterback Derek Carr was stopped quickly, yet Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters delivered a late hit many Raiders didn’t appreciate.
A scuffle ensued, and Lynch ran on to the field to enter the fray. You can’t do that.
It seemed like he was getting between Raiders teammates and Peters, Lynch’s good friend and fellow Oakland native. He made contact with an official during the incident, and seemed to push him before realizing the man was wearing stripes.
He was ejected by rule and forced to leave the field immediately. Lynch will be fined $30,387 for making contact with an official and will possibly face a suspension.
The Raiders were granted a first down, but ultimately missed a field goal attempt.
Lynch wasn’t active on that drive or the series before, spending that time with his helmet off. The Chiefs were ahead 17-14 when Lynch was ejected. He had two carries for nine yards at the time.
Chili Davis spent the first seven years of his big league career with the Giants where he made two All-Star teams and hit 101 home runs.
Fast forward 37 years from his debut in 1981, and Davis may now be the one teaching Giants how to hit balls over the wall in 2018. The Giants met with Davis Thursday about becoming the team's new hitting coach, according to The Mercury News.
The only problem is, there is no open vacancy on the Giants' coaching staff.
Current hitting coach Hensley Meulens is a candidate for the Tigers' head coaching vacancy, but reports surfaced Thursday that former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will take that role. Meulens could become a candidate to manage another team or take a different spot on the Giants' staff.
The Giants' offense sputtered in 2017. Overall, the offense ranked 23rd in batting average (.249), 29th in runs scored (639) and last in home runs (128). By comparison, the Pirates were the next worst team at hitting home runs in 2017 and still launched 23 more long balls than the Giants.
Over his 19-year career, Davis hit 350 home runs. He has spent the last three years as the Red Sox's hitting instructor.