Thursday, November 23, 2017

Rowdies suffer first road loss at Carolina



Rowdies lose for first time on road

CARY, N.C. — The Rowdies lost on the road for the first time this season after Carolina scored two goals in stoppage time for a 2-1 victory Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park

Forward Devin Del Do's goal in the 87th minute gave the Rowdies (3-3-3) the lead, but the RailHawks (4-1-3) came back with goals by second-half substitute Cesar Elizondo and midfielder Ty Shipalane.

Tampa Bay played a man down for more than 50 minutes after a red card was issued to defender Andres Arango for taking down Shipalane in the 37th minute.

Shipalane's winner came just before the final whistle when he shook off Frankie Sanfilippo and fired a shot. As goalkeeper Diego Restrepo dove to make the save, the ball deflected off a Rowdies defender and trickled into the back of the net.

The Rowdies had started the NASL spring season with a four-match unbeaten streak on the road.

Pro Football

Former Buc Winslow gets Jets tryout

Former Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., 29, will get a tryout with the Jets on Tuesday during their minicamp. Winslow barely played last season, making one reception for New England in one game. He spent his first four seasons in Cleveland, making the Pro Bowl in 2007. Winslow then joined Tampa Bay for three seasons. He could fill the void left when Dustin Keller exited via free agency, but Winslow has been plagued by right knee problems.

Ravens rings: Retired linebacker Ray Lewis and the rest of the Super Bowl champion Ravens received their rings Friday in a private ceremony at the training complex in Maryland. "There's no better way to go out," said Lewis, wearing the ring containing 243 diamonds. "I can hold this the rest of my life and know I went out as champ."

CFL: The newest Canadian Football League team in Ottawa will be called the RedBlacks. The large "R" in the logo is reminiscent of the defunct Rough Riders franchise, while the circular saw blade ties into the city's lumber history.


WNBA debuts 'Ref cam'

Referee Lamont Simpson wore a camera mounted above his right ear as the WNBA debuted its new device that one player dubbed "Ref cam."

The camera was mounted above the ear on the right side of a device that looked like a pair of glasses.

Simpson, officiating Phoenix's 82-67 win over host Indiana, said it took a bit to get used to it.

"The first half, it took some adjusting, especially when you started running and actually broke a sweat," he said. By the second half, Simpson said he barely noticed it. "It was fun. … It was almost like it wasn't there."

Candace Parker tweeted "Ref cam is the most hilarious invention! Omg...comedy"

While some of the images were a little shaky at first, the cam offered a different view to fans. ABC showed the angle during free throws and the cam got Simpson giving the Mercury's Candice Dupree a technical foul.


Boxing: German cruiserweight Marco Huck (36-2-1) retained the WBO title, outpointing Britain's Ola Afolabi (19-3-4) in Berlin.

Greyhounds: Kiowa Jordan Doc of Pauline O'Donnell Kennel won the $8,000 T.L. Weaver Memorial Challenge for his first stakes victory at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. The John Graham trainee paid $8 to win and clocked 550 yards in 31.02 seconds. Venus Espinosa was second and Ed N Eddie was third.

Soccer: Playing the first game of its two-city U.S. exhibition tour, World Cup champion Spain scored two early goals and beat Haiti 2-1 at Miami. Spain will play Ireland on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Swimming: Australia's Paul Newsome won the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, finishing the 28.5-mile route in 7 hours, 14 minutes, 53 seconds.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

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