Agencies to seek accord on naming of H5N1 strains

first_imgDec 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – International health officials who met with Chinese health experts last week said the dispute over the “Fujian-like” strain of H5N1 avian influenza reflects confusion over names and vowed to seek an agreement on terminology for the various H5N1 subgroups.The meeting in Beijing came a few weeks after US and Hong Kong scientists reported in a medical journal that the Fujian-like strain had emerged as the predominant H5N1 strain in southern China in the past year and caused increased poultry outbreaks. Chinese authorities rejected the report, saying the strain did not exist as a distinct subgroup.A postmeeting statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) affirmed the existence of the Fujian-like strain, but said it has been called several different names.Participants agreed that “a number of significant H5N1 virus groups have been identified from poultry and wild birds in China since 2004,” the statement said. “One such identified group of viruses has been termed differently by several groups. Terms include the ‘waterfowl clade’, ‘clade 2.3’, and ‘Fujian-like’.”The statement also said, “It was agreed there is a need for a shared understanding and a common nomenclature for influenza A(H5N1) groups and that some of the recent confusion about the avian influenza situation in China resulted from multiple terms used to describe the same virus groups.”FAO/OIE/WHO will establish an international working group including Chinese experts to develop global consensus on terminology to be used when describing different influenza A(H5N1) virus groups.”According to a Reuters report, the WHO’s David Heymann told reporters after the meeting, “It’s very important that naming of viruses is done in a way that doesn’t stigmatize countries, that doesn’t stigmatize regions and doesn’t stigmatize individual people.” Heymann is the WHO’s assistant director-general for communicable diseases.Media reports on the meeting said Chinese experts didn’t deny the existence of the Fujian-like strain but did take exception to the name. According to a Canadian Press (CP) report, Chinese officials said the Hong Kong–US researchers had renamed a known H5N1 subgroup that some other authorities called Anhui-like, Anhui being another Chinese province.The FAO-OIE-WHO statement affirmed some aspects of the Hong Kong–US researchers’ report, which was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For example, the statement said information presented at the meeting indicated that the Fujian-like strain has grown more common in parts of southern China since 2005 and has been found in poultry in Laos and Malaysia this year.In addition, the statement said, “This virus group has been documented to cause some human infection in 2005 and 2006 in China,” as the Hong Kong–US researchers had said.But contrary to another possibility the researchers have suggested, “There is no evidence to date to link the emergence of this virus group with use of poultry influenza vaccination in China.”The statement affirmed that vaccination can control H5N1 in poultry, provided that vaccines are of high quality and well matched to circulating viruses and that vaccination coverage is adequate.”China has recently strengthened poultry surveillance to include serological (antibody) and virus surveillance as well as surveillance for disease outbreaks,” the statement added. With the increased surveillance, China is now publishing data monthly on the Ministry of Agriculture Web site, rather than annually, news services reported.China has been criticized for sharing too little data on the H5N1 virus and too few samples. Last month the country promised to provide samples to the WHO.Keiji Fukuda, coordinator of the WHO global influenza program, said all participants at the meeting agreed that sharing information and virus samples “is critical for the defense of everybody,” according to Reuters.The FAO-OIE-WHO statement said there has been no evidence that the Fujian-like strain is more transmissible to humans than other H5N1 viruses and no evidence that it has sparked human-to-human transmission.See also:Nov 10 CIDRAP News story “Chinese promise H5N1 samples, deny claim of new strain”Nov 3 CIDRAP News story “Study says new H5N1 strain pervades southern China”last_img read more

RSL Art Union’s Gold Coast prize homes will make winner an instant property mogul

first_imgInside the beach house which is the first home to be won in the luxury line-up. The view from the penthouse of the Golden Treasure Palm Beach complex.Ms Butler said the draws were the richest prize pool to ever be offered. “Our biggest ever prize home, our Golden Treasure, is a $6 million entire apartment complex on the Gold Coast and that will be opening in a couple of weeks but customers can pre-order (tickets) already. “Last year’s draw was the biggest and that was $5 million … I imagine next year is going to be bigger and better again.” 165 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach, is a $4.1 million beach house which is part of the RSL Art Union home lottery.The three-storey, four-bedroom beach house has an estimated rental return of almost $100,000 and comes complete with more than $150,000 worth of inclusions. The unit complex will be drawn on Christmas Eve and a tree with presents underneath will be part of the winnings. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe three separate draws include nine homes and $12 million worth of property. Tickets start at $5. An artist’s impression of the unit block which is worth $6.1 million. This view could be an everyday reality for just $5.A WINNER of the latest RSL Art Union draw will secure the keys to a Gold Coast penthouse, two townhouses and two apartments in the one block worth $6.1 million. It is part of a triple treat of draws, alongside a $4.1 million Palm Beach house and the interstate trifecta with an apartment in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane totalling $2.4 million. MORE NEWS: Rare beachside houses up for grabscenter_img The three-storey house is steps from the sand.RSL Art Union’s Sarah Butler said the home lottery gave everyone the chance to live the great Australian dream. “Our prizes are life changing on two fronts,” she said. “Not only does it go to the veterans and provide vital services including physical and mental rehabilitation, but it is also life changing for the winner.“A lot of our winners aspire to live in a house like this and it really does change their life when they win a multimillion-dollar property that’s fully furnished. “Our last draw sold out and our current draw is about to sell out so it’s really important that customers get in quick.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29 The property comes fully furnished. MORE NEWS: Top five properties made for horse lovers last_img read more

The QPR quiz

first_imgSome trick questions in our previous quizzes were so unfair they could have been set by Lee Mason. These 10 questions are still tough though – see how many you can answer/guess correctly…[mtouchquiz 5]Click here for previous QPR quizzesAdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Bill Miller’s large, imperfect strike zone ultimately favored hitters in World Series Game 5

first_img Astros edge Dodgers in walk-off thriller, lead World Series 3-2 McHugh walked three batters in two innings Sunday. He also struck out four batters; three were caught looking at strike there.To a degree, this was to be expected. According to Inside Edge Stats, Miller had the most called strikeouts of any umpire during the regular season with 151.Both teams had access to this data, including which pitches they could expect to be called strikes and balls on the border of the standard strike zone. Brian McCann, Houston’s veteran catcher, said the inconsistency of the strike zone didn’t stand out to him after the 5-hour, 17-minute game.Final version of montage I know I missed some but a home plate ump missing this many times in game 5 of a World Series is enough #BillMiller pic.twitter.com/Uc5TrYVlWR— Horrible Stats (@horriblestats) October 30, 2017“I think for us, and I think on the other side, we know Bill Miller’s strike zone,” Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said. “So I don’t think that at all affected the outcome of the game.”Umpire assignments rotate throughout the postseason. The crews are handpicked by Major League Baseball’s operations department. Seniority is a consideration. So is performance.An umpire whose strike zone lacks consistency, or whose calls routinely get challenged and overturned, is less likely to work a playoff game than a more consistent, accurate umpire – at least, this is how MLB tries to draw up the assignments.Furthermore, no umpire works two consecutive series – a League Division Series followed by a League Championship Series, or an LCS followed by a World Series, for example. Miller worked the Dodgers’ National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks but he wasn’t behind the plate for any of the three games.By the ninth inning, it seemed like both teams had adjusted. There were no called strikeouts after the eighth.“I was watching it down in the bullpen and I felt some calls were going their way early,” said Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski said, who finished the ninth inning and started the 10th for Houston. “We had some calls go our way. But in that situation, I feel like you can’t really let the umpire affect your performance. You just go out there and play baseball.”The irony of the situation is that a larger strike zone ought to favor pitchers. Yet in Game 5, the two teams combined for 28 hits, 25 runs and 11 walks – none of which were intentional.For all the hitters’ frustrations, they seemed to do just fine. Whicker: Bullpen roulette backfires on Dodgers in bizarre Game 5 loss Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw sees his postseason legacy get another re-write Various social media jabs compared the shape of Miller’s strike zone to the shape of Texas or the Nickelodeon Network logo, an orange splat mark.The Dodgers had reason to be upset. They lost the game 13-12 and struck out 12 times to the Astros’ six.Even the Astros acknowledged Miller’s strike zone was far from perfect.“I probably got a call or two that went my way, and a call or two that didn’t go my way,” pitcher Collin McHugh said. “That’s baseball and this is the World Series and nobody gets here by making excuses and nobody’s going to start making excuses.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Home plate umpire Bill Miller’s strike zone was a recurring cause for confusion – not just for the players on the field for Game 5 of the World Series, but for fans viewing through the vantage point of the center-field camera at Minute Maid Park. World Series Game 5 never-ending highlights: Astros outslug Dodgers Photos: Incredible Game 5 of the World Series – Astros outslug Dodgers PreviousHouston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHouston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits a single during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann talks to starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann talks to starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander shakes hands with Former President George W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush make the play ball announcement before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Former President George H.W. Bush waits on the field for first pitch ceremony before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander poses with Former President George H.W. Bush after George W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe hits a two-run scoring single during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger reacts after striking out with bases loaded during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Fans hold up a sign during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman throws out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor during the second inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner waits to bat during the second inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner reacts after a pop fly during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis hits a single off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe scores during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel leaves the game during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve can’t get a glove on a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig licks his bat during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve can’t get a glove on a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve can’t throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve after not being able to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros relief pitcher Luke Gregerson throws during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates his three-run home run past Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda throws during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds first after hitting a game-tying three-run home run off relief pitcher Kenta Maeda during the fifth inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve celebrates after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated by George Springer after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates his home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros relief pitcher Collin McHugh reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager to strike out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a triple against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits an RBI double during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Tony Cingrani throws during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates after two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates with Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks back to the dugout during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. The Astros scored four runs in the inning. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after the Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a game-tying three-run home run off him during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez can’t catch a double hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor is hit by a pitch during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the outfield before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Former President George W. Bush throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Former President George W. Bush throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow looks on during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Houston. Morrow, pitching for the fifth time in six days, allowed four runs on six pitches and the Dodgers never regained the lead in a 13-12, 10-inning loss. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman reacts after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Astros’ Derek Fisher scores on a walk-off hit by Alex Bregman during the 10th inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Houston. The Astros’ 13-12 victory gives them a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve can’t throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve after not being able to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve can’t get a glove on a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros relief pitcher Luke Gregerson throws during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates his three-run home run past Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda throws during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated by George Springer after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds first after hitting a three-run home run off relief pitcher Kenta Maeda during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve celebrates after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a double during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrates after a double as Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve looks on during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is tagged out stealing by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is tagged out stealing by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is tagged out stealing by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ George Springer can’t catch a triple hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ George Springer can’t catch a triple hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ George Springer can’t catch a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger runs after a ball gets past Houston Astros’ George Springer during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates his home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a two-run home run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes slides safely into second under the tag of Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve for a double during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig rounds the bases after a two-run home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits an RBI single during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros relief pitcher Collin McHugh reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager to strike out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a triple against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits an RBI double during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Tony Cingrani throws during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates after two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor celebrates his RBI single against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes reacts after scoring the tying run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a double during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel reacts after hitting a double during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger catches a foul ball hit by Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve watches from the dugout during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes for the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher scores on a hit by Alex Bregman during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher scores on a hit by Alex Bregman during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman is mobbed by teammates after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)The Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman (2) game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NextShow Caption1 of 191Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)ExpandHOUSTON — Corey Seager nearly slammed his bat through home plate like a sledgehammer.Logan Forsythe looked shocked.Two of the most mild-mannered Dodgers on a baseball field weren’t alone in their reaction to called strikes on Sunday.Related Articleslast_img read more

Klay Thompson free agency rumors: Are Lakers back in contention to have meeting with star?

first_img Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Superstar to meet with both Lakers, Clippers “I don’t know yet what we’re going to do,” Golden State owner Joe Lacob told Yahoo Sports earlier this month. “I’ve said for a long time I want Klay to be a Warrior for life, and so (the injury) doesn’t change anything as far as I’m concerned.“You know I have the utmost regard for Klay’s talent and for him as a person. I’m pretty sure we’ll talk this summer, and he’ll hopefully be a Warrior for life.”Thompson averaged 21.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 78 games this season. The five-time All-Star has knocked down 41.9% of his 3-point attempts over his eight-year career.The Lakers, meanwhile, completed one of the biggest trades in NBA history earlier this month when they acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks.Los Angeles then cleared cap space for a third max player — LeBron James has at least two more seasons left on his contract with the team — after it reportedly agreed to send Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga, along with a second-round pick, to the Wizards on Thursday.The Lakers are also reportedly considering pursuing Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, D’Angelo Russell, Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard. The Lakers appear like they may have a chance to at least speak with Klay Thompson this summer.The 29-year-old star is reportedly planning to re-sign with the Warriors. But, Thompson would be open to meeting with the Lakers, now that they’ll have $32 million in cap space, if Golden State does not offer him a max contract when free agency begins June 30, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles may elect to add multiple role players, instead, and have been linked to Patrick Beverley, Enes Kanter, Danny Green, Terrence Ross as well as Seth Curry, among others.The Lakers are “the most likely” landing spot for Carmelo Anthony, as well. Thompson would also be willing to visit with the Clippers in that scenario, according to multiple reports.Sources: If the Warriors don’t offer guard Klay Thompson a max $190 million deal on Sunday when free agency opens, he will listen to both LA teams, the Lakers and Clippers. Lakers back in the runnings because they now have max slot of $32 million after today’s trade.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 28, 2019Thompson suffered a torn ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors and is expected to miss most, if not all, of next season. Related News Jimmy Butler free agency rumors: Wing ‘has interest in being’ Lakers’ third star Lakers free agency rumors: Here are three players LA could pursue if it can’t land third starlast_img read more