first_img**Are you interested in becoming the face of all things soccer at NEO Sports Insiders? Read more about a potential sponsorship here.**Switches have been made moving forward to the schedule of Northeast Ohio’s best female soccer team.  The Cleveland Ambassadors have made several switches to the venues in which certain home games will be played at over the next few weeks.Three home games remain for you to have your chance to check out not only one of the best teams in the state, but the country!The June 17th match is now at Strongsville High SchoolThe June 23rd match has been moved to Nordonia High SchoolThe final home game of the season, on July 3rd will be at CVCA High School Related TopicsSoccerWPSL Cleveland Ambassadors Vince McKeelast_img read more

first_imgThe Chiefs fell for the second straight week at home Sunday, a 31-24 loss to the Texans. They also fell to 4-2 on the season — and farther behind the AFC-front-running 6-0 Patriots.So what’s wrong with Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City? A lot — enough to think the Chiefs are in danger of seeing their conference championship dreams dashed. The Texans stole from the Colts’ winning Week 5 blueprint and executed it even better at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 6. After Indy dominated time of possession with a prolific rushing attack (37:15 and 180 yards), Houston raised the bar (39:48 and 192 yards).VIDEO: Every Patrick Mahomes throw vs. TexansThat means Mahomes hasn’t been on the field all that much of late, which makes it hard for him to beat anyone, especially with an ankle injury he’s playing through and a struggling offensive line that’s missing left tackle Eric Fisher. After completing just 56.4 percent of his passes against the Colts, he was further off against the Texans, completing 54.3 percent (19 of 35 for 273 yards, three TDs, one INT).Instead of doing more with the running game to help Mahomes, the Chiefs went from 11 non-Mahomes rushing attempts against the Colts to 10 against the Texans.The score was a lot closer than the game really was. The Texans helped out with a fumble from running back Carlos Hyde and two interceptions from quarterback Deshaun Watson, one of which came in the red zone. For the rest of the game, Hyde (26 rushes, 112 yards, one touchdown) and Watson (30-of-42 passing, 280 yards, one touchdown; 10 carries, 42 yards, two touchdowns) mostly did whatever they wanted.Mahomes did get a huge boost from the return of go-to wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who caught two touchdowns, one of which was a leaping highlight-reel 46-yard catch in the first quarter. But he missed many of his downfield connections elsewhere and was helped most by throwing to running backs Darrel and Damien Williams. With the Texans playing keepaway, Mahomes mustered a career-low 41 yards passing in the second half. MORE: Projecting Patrick Mahomes’ unprecedented extension with ChiefsThe Chiefs’ offense has a small margin for error, even when the defense gets a few takeaways, because that same defense was gashed for 472 yards Sunday. They’re not giving up big pass plays, but they can’t get off the field because they can’t stop the running game or the short-to-intermediate passing game.Opponents are going on long, methodical drives to help their defenses. Kansas City, on the other hand, is playing awful complementary football; it’s being horribly unbalanced when there are hints it can have great success running the ball as it plays off the threat of Mahomes’ downfield passing.If the Texans and Colts can do this and beat the Chiefs, you can bet the copycatting will continue with the better teams in the AFC (and NFC). New England won’t get to play Kansas City until Week 14, but you can bet Bill Belichick, fresh off his team’s Thursday night domination of the Giants, will file away the formula for slowing down Mahomes.center_img Before their Week 12 bye and that Patriots game, the Chiefs will face the Packers and the Vikings in their next two home games. Those are two more teams that can execute a run-heavy, ball-control game plan.Mahomes is the reigning NFL MVP, but the Chiefs are asking him to be too valuable of a player for them at the moment. Coach Andy Reid has gotten too pass-happy with his offense, and coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is seeing more break than bend from his defense.The Chiefs can still ride Mahomes to another division title in the weak AFC West, but in terms of battling for conference supremacy, they look a lot farther away from the best.last_img read more

first_imgStephon Tuitt (Getty Images/File)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt politely shooed away reporters on Monday when they approached his locker, saying he needed to go get an MRI on his achy right knee. Tuitt then walked away without any sort of noticeable limp.He wasn’t just playing tough for the cameras.Coach Mike Tomlin indicated there’s a chance Tuitt could play when Baltimore visits Heinz Field next weekend after the exam revealed Tuitt only sprained his knee when his right leg twisted underneath him three plays into Pittsburgh’s 24-20 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday.“We will watch him participate over the course of the week and see what that participation looks like,” Tomlin said Tuesday. “Obviously the position that he plays gives him an opportunity, probably it would be less likely so if he was a wide receiver or cornerback.”Tuitt was closing in on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton when he reached out with his left hand and snagged Dalton’s facemask. He let go almost immediately while at the same time pirouetting awkwardly on the Paul Brown Stadium turf. He managed to walk off without any help, though he spent the rest of the afternoon in a jacket on the sideline at the Steelers (9-5) rallied for a fifth straight victory to set up what amounts to an AFC North title game against Baltimore (8-6) on Sunday.There’s little doubt Pittsburgh is better when Tuitt is on the field, particularly with Cam Heyward already out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Yet what was left of the line _ Javon Hargrave, Daniel McCullers, L.T. Walton and Ricardo Mathews _ eventually found their footing. The Bengals ran it seven times for just eight yards over the final 30 minutes as the Steelers steadily recovered from an early 14-point deficit.“We knew we had to play big in the second half,” Hargrave said. “We let them start quick, so we knew we had to respond and grind it out.”Pittsburgh will need to rely on that grit if it wants to end a four-game losing streak to the Ravens and clinch its second division title in three years. The Ravens won the first meeting 21-14 on Nov. 6 despite being limited to just 50 yards on the ground. They’ve improved steadily in recent weeks and put together a season-high 151 yards rushing in a 27-26 escape against Philadelphia last weekend while splitting carries between Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon.Part of the credit goes to an offensive line that’s found some stability. The rest to West’s ability to find a hole and go. Yet Pittsburgh’s defense has steadily improved during its surge into first place. The Steelers are allowing just 64.6 yards rushing per game during their current winning streak, way down from the 102.6 yards per game they gave up through the season’s first nine weeks.It’s a stretch that’s also coincided with the rapid development of rookie safety Sean Davis, who hasn’t missed a snap over the last five weeks while quickly developing into a defensive presence at the line of scrimmage and acclimating to the 16-week slog of the regular season.“I had a funny interaction with (Davis) a week ago_he came to my offices and asked, `How do you prepare for somebody the second time in a season?”’ Tomlin said. “Because he had never played someone twice in a season before. And that’s just what’s going on, not only with him, but with all of these young people.”Young people who have been a critical part of Pittsburgh’s charge to the cusp of a third consecutive playoff berth, something the Steelers have never done during Tomlin’s 10-year tenure.NOTES: RB DeAngelo Williams could play for the first time since undergoing knee surgery last month. Tomlin said he made Williams inactive against the Bengals when Williams developed swelling in the knee once the team arrived in Cincinnati. … TE Ladarius Green remains in the concussion protocol and his status is uncertain.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img

first_imgA couple holidaying in Las Vegas have been caught up in yesterday’s shooting tragedy. Tori Antoniou from Devon Meadows and…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img