Andrae Bernal came on as a late substitute and scored the winning goal for the University of the West Indies FC against Tivoli Gardens in a thrilling 3-2 encounter in the Red Stripe Premier League at the Edward Seaga Complex yesterday. UWI’s scorers were Kemoy Atkinson (34th), Girvon Brown (44th) and Bernal (90th plus one minute). Peter Keyes (22nd) and goalkeeper Edsel ‘Robbie’ Scott converted from the penalty spot in the 76th minute for Tivoli. The game was a fierce encounter as both teams ended with ten players each. Tivoli’s Shavar Campbell picked up a red card in the 35th minute for violent conduct, while Kemar Flemmings was issued a second yellow card and was ejected in the 79th minute. The teams battled each other hard for the entire game. However, UWI scored in added time to break the deadlock. Bernal was naturally happy to score the winning goal for his team. “The aim was to get three points, and that was achieved in a team effort,” Bernal, who replaced Anthony Greenland in the 83rd minute, told The Gleaner. “We want to finish in the top two for an automatic semi-final spot in the championship round, so to beat the leaders was very good for the team,” he added. THE ISSUE OF INJURIES Bernal has been in and out of the team due to injuries and is looking forward to staying injury-free for the remainder of the season. “We are a confident young team and I want to stay injury-free in order to assist the team,” he added. UWI coach Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle disclosed that the game plan was not to make Tivoli beat us in their physical game. “We didn’t want Tivoli to get the better of us in a physical encounter, so we were prepared for that,” Gayle said. Meanwhile, coach of Tivoli Gardens Omar Edwards said his team moved away from the game plan. “We lost our emotion and deviated from the game plan. The early red card took a toll on the team. We played with ten players for too long,” Edwards said. The win pushed UWI on to 42 points, the same as Montego Bay United and Tivoli Gardens. However, Tivoli remained in pole position with a superior goal difference. Yesterday’s results Reno 2 Montego Bay United 0 Arnett Gardens 4 Jamalco 1 Humble Lion 2 Boys’ Town 0 Tivoli Gardens 2 UWI 3 Maverley 1 Waterhouse 2 Harbour View 3 Portmore United 2
LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Renzo Subido paced Marinerong Pilipino with 20 points, five assists, and three rebounds, while Ayonayon scattered 15 points, three boards, and two assists.Gab Banal also tallied a double-double of 14 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, and four steals—but committed 10 turnovers. Papot Paredes got 12 of his 14 points in the first half, where the Skippers established a comfortable lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMarinerong Pilipino staged a 12-0 finishing kick in the first half to erect a 47-35 halftime lead on the way to that 17-point third-quarter edge.The Skippers’ depth was in full display in the game between the early favorites as coach Koy Banal had the luxury of fielding top rookie selections Alvin Pasaol and Abu Tratter late in the second half. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “They’re still feeling their way in the system, but the good thing is that they were able to deliver when called,” said Banal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Joseph Terso (left) of Marinerong Pilipino and Jayvee Marcelino of Zark’s LPU chase after the loose ball. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBanking on its experience, Marinerong Pilipino stamped its class over the retooled Zark’s Burger-Lyceum with a tight 94-92 victory in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Skippers built a 17-point lead, 56-39, with 7:57 remaining in the third quarter but needed misses from Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez in the final minute and free throws from Rian Ayonayon in the final 25.6 seconds to post a safe 89-85 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Perpetual claims solo 3rd View comments
The month of activities in observance of the 22nd death anniversary of the founding leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Dr Cheddi Jagan continues, this time in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).The youth arm of the PPP – the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) – on Sunday held a lecture on the life of Dr Jagan at Freedom House in Anna Regina. It was attended by the PYO members in Essequibo.PPP/C Member of Parliament, Vickram Bharrat, in his presentation, pointed out that the PYO was the reservoir of the Party.He told the young audience that they were the leaders of tomorrow and the purpose of the Organisation was to engage young people and mould them into becoming stronger and brave leaders.Some of the PYO members who attended the lecture on SundayBharrat mentioned Party leaders like former President Bharrat Jagdeo and current Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali, among others, who all started off as members of the PYO. He told the youths that they too could become successful if they followed suit in the path of such leaders.The PPP/C parliamentarian then went on to speak on journey of Dr Jagan, recounting that the party founder started his political career as a young man on the sugar plantation where he saw poor and helpless people being taken advantage of by the colonial rulers. This, Bharrat noted, motivated Dr Jagan to fight for a free and just Guyana for all.After graduating as a dentist and economist in the United States, Dr Jagan returned to Guyana with his young wife, Janet, whom he married in the US. Thereafter, the struggle started.Bharrat, during his presentation, pointed out that the journey was not without challenges as both Dr Jagan and his wife were jailed many times, but that did not deter him from continuing fighting the colonial rulers. This fight, he noted, was eventually successful and after independence in 1966, the PPP, in its fight for a democratic Guyana, restored hope for the people.After much struggle in the political arena, the PPP/C parliamentarian reminded, Dr Jagan was victorious at the 1992 elections and became the President of Guyana as “free and fair” elections were held for the first time.“He restored democracy and hope for the nation and started to rebuild a new Guyana for all,” Bharrat stated.The parliamentarian noted that Dr Jagan’s death in 1997 was a shock to not just Guyanese but the world as well.“It was a great loss to the Guyanese nation and his funeral was a testimony to this. It was the only time Guyanese came together, all came out to mourn the death of this great man,” Bharrat noted.
Bild says Aubameyang’s father and agent Pierre is in London discussing a possible transfer with Arsenal with the Gunners reportedly considering selling Chile striker Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United.Bild also claim Dortmund are closely monitoring Belgian forward Batshuayi, who has failed to impress Antonio Conte at Chelsea, starting just two of his 11 Premier League appearances this season.Aubameyang seems determined to force a move from Bundesliga side Dortmund.He was dropped for Sunday’s goalless draw at home to Wolfsburg after failing to attend a team meeting — the third time he has been disciplined by the club in the last two seasons.“I don’t know what is going through his head. I don’t know him any more,” said Dortmund’s clearly exasperated director of sport Michael Zorc.“He used to be always professional, I have never experienced such behavior before and it can not go on like this – it’s intolerable.”The Gabon hot-shot has scored 21 goals in 23 games in all competitions this season, but Dortmund’s head coach Peter Stoeger, who stepped in last December after Peter Bosz was sacked, has said Aubameyang is currently a disruptive influence in the squad.It remains to be seen whether Stoeger will select Aubameyang for Friday’s Bundesliga match away to Hertha Berlin.“Disappointment is the wrong expression, rather incomprehension, because I can not really understand his behaviour, but I’m not the only one,” Stoeger told Sport Bild magazine.The Austrian head coach said he is assuming that Aubameyang, who has a contract until 2021, will stay, but if so, the player has bridges to rebuild with the club.“‘Auba’ must make it clear to the coach whether or not be is prepared to give everything for Borussia Dortmund,” echoed Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLBERLIN, Germany, Jan 17 – Borussia Dortmund want-away star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly close to signing for Premier League side Arsenal — with the German club in turn hoping to recruit Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea.German daily Bild says Dortmund want 70 million euros ($85.6m) for Aubameyang, the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals.
United are now just eight points off the top four and the race for Champions League places tightened thanks to Chelsea’s first home defeat under Maurizio Sarri to Leicester and Arsenal’s routine win over Burnley.Tottenham are now five points clear of their London rivals and just six off the top in third as Mauricio Pochettino’s side outclassed Everton in a 6-2 win at Goodison Park.Here, AFP Sports looks at five things we learned from the Premier League weekend:Fernandinho City’s unsung starCity have coped admirably without Kevin De Bruyne for almost the entire campaign and even David Silva in recent weeks, but were shocked by Crystal Palace when forced to cope without Fernandinho in midfield for the first time in the league this season.There is little even the Brazilian could have done to stop Andros Townsend’s stunning volley that put Palace into a 2-1 lead against the run of play, but in and out of possession, Fernandinho makes City tick.Unfortunately for the champions, he is also the one player in their squad without a natural replacement.With John Stones pushed into an unfamiliar holding midfield role, City didn’t control the Palace counter-attack.Now chasing in the title race, City need the 33-year-old back quickly for what could be a decisive three-game run starting away at Leicester and Southampton before they host Liverpool on January 3.Solskjaer makes Man Utd smile againAll smiles: Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a 5-1 win over Cardiff in his first match © AFP / Geoff CADDICKThe contrast between the sombre mood of Jose Mourinho’s final days as Manchester United manager and the joy at the final whistle as Solskjaer and his players basked in the adulation of the travelling support in the Welsh capital said it all.For the first time in a long time United’s fans had witnessed the sort of fast, attack-minded and clinical football that Solskjaer was so often involved in as a player at Old Trafford.The Norwegian insisted the result was all down to having “good players”, but with the same squad Mourinho’s sullen nature failed to summon the same response.“He always has a smile on his face and I think that can reflect down on to the team,” said United captain Ashley Young of Solskjaer’s impact.The year of Van DijkTowering presence: Virgil van Dijk’s signing has transformed Liverpool into title contenders © AFP / Geoff CADDICKA year ago Liverpool had just conceded three goals in five minutes during a thrilling 3-3 draw at Arsenal that encapsulated the strengths and flaws of Jurgen Klopp’s side.Five days later Virgil van Dijk was signed for a world record £75 million ($94.5 million) and the days of defensive lapses undermining a title challenge appear gone. In 18 games, Liverpool have conceded just seven goals.The giant Dutchman scored just his second goal for the club in a 2-0 win at Wolves on Friday night, but it was another commanding display at the back that won him man-of-the-match.Chelsea fail to respondFor the third time in six matches, Chelsea paid the price for a lack of focus and cutting edge as they crashed to a surprise 1-0 defeat against Leicester.Sarri questioned his players’ “mental strength” and admitted he had no explanation for their “confusion” after Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead in the 51st minute.“Yes it concerns me,” said Sarri. “You can go 1-0 down, the important thing is how you are able to react.”Aubameyang’s fast startPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has gone slightly under the radar since joining Arsenal in January, seeing the headlines grabbed by striking rivals Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.But two goals against Burnley on Saturday upped his tally to 12 in the Premier League this season — one clear of Liverpool’s in-form Salah, and Kane.Even more impressively, Aubameyang’s 22 goals in his 31 Premier League appearances for Arsenal mean he has scored five more than any other player for the club at the same stage. Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is next on 17.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City Pep Guardiola lets out his frustration in a shock 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 23 – Liverpool enjoyed the early Christmas present of a shock defeat for Manchester City to move four points clear at the top and further raise hopes their near three-decade wait to win the title could come to an end in May.Manchester United’s mood for the festive season was also lifted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer making an instant impact, as for the first time in five years United scored five goals in the league by thrashing Cardiff 5-1.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has acknowledged he has not been ‘up to scratch’ for the Blues so far this season.The Belgian midfielder had a stellar 2014-2015 campaign and was recognised for his performances with the PFA and FWA Player of the Year awards as Chelsea sauntered to the title.But the Blues and Hazard, who is yet to score in the opening four games, have begun this season slowly, and he was the first to admit that individually and collectively Jose Mourinho’s charges have not been good enough.“It’s obvious. You don’t need to know too much about football to compare what I did last season and what I did this season. I’m not as good,” Hazard confessed in an interview with L’Equipe.“It’s more of a collective problem than an individual one. We’re professionals. We knew this season was going to be more difficult…but within the squad we have the quality to bounce back.“Individually and collectively, we’re not up to scratch. Starting with me.”Chelsea succumbed to a shock 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and are currently languishing in 13th in the Premier League table. 1
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson University of North Carolina-bound Alex Stepheson scored a game-high 25 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked seven shots as the Daily News’ No. 1 ranked Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood boys’ basketball team defeated Ventura 70-64 in the Santa Barbara Showcase. Down by as many as seven in the third quarter, Harvard-Westlake (12-3) went on a 9-0 run, capped by a Jabari Trotter steal and bucket to take a four-point lead. The Wolverines would not trail again. Stepheson and junior Kieran Ramsey (20 points) kept Harvard-Westlake ahead in the fourth, scoring seven and eight points respectively in the quarter. Senior forward Nick Palmer scored 18 points to lead Ventura (13-4), while senior Nick Larson added 14. Harvard-Westlake’s continues Mission league play Monday when it hosts Alemany of Mission Hills. OTHER BOYS’ BASKETBALL Poly/P 53, Buckley 50 Host Poly of Pasadena outscored Buckley of Sherman Oaks 28-21 in the first half and held on to win despite a second-half Griffin rally. Hussein Habibi had 20 points and 20 rebounds to lead Buckley (4-5). GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Poly/P 42, Buckley 38 Mackenzi Kawachi scored a game-high 17 points as host Poly of Pasadena defeated Buckley of Sherman Oaks in a nonleague game. Campbell Hall 65, Hillcrest Chr./GH 17 Jessie Gortikov had a game-high 16 points as Campbell Hall of North Hollywood defeated Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills in a nonleague game. Campbell Hall (6-7) ran away with the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Eagles 19-6 en route to the 48-point victory. Campbell Hall will open Gold Coast Athletic Conference Tuesday at Grace Brethren. Grant 52, Bell 16 Andrea Chavez scored a game-high 11 points as Grant of Van Nuys crushed Bell in the Fairfax Tournament. Grant held Bell to just four second-half points. Oaks Christian 59, Harvard-Westlake 49 Sophomore Chelsea Carlisle scored 21 points and junior Michelle Clark had 18 as host Oaks Chriatian of Westlake Village defeated Harvard-Westlake of Studio City in a nonleague game. The Wolverines (6-9) led 12-9 after the first quarter, but were outscored 33-16 in the second and third quarters. The Lions (8-7) held Harvard-Westlake’s Yo Yo Greenfield, a star junior point guard, to just three points. Reseda 62, San Pedro 43 Senior Kim Rodriguez scored 28 points on 7 of 15 3-point shooting as Reseda defeated San Pedro to take third place in the Garfield Tournament. Sasha Santos added 14 points for Reseda (10-4), which will face Sylmar Wednesday in a pivotal Valley Mission League game. Roosevelt 48, Birmingham 43 (OT) 6-foot-3 Senior Stasia Holden hit a six-foot baseline jumper with 14 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime, but Roosevelt of East Los Angeles held on to defeat Birmingham of Lake Balboa in the Fairfax Tournament’s fifth-place game. Limited to just six healthy players for much of the game, Birmingham (10-5) was held scoreless in the second quarter to fall behind 24-10 at the half. The Patriots outscored the Patriots 21-7 in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. Birmingham must wait for the results of an MRI exam Monday hear the extent of junior Jowanna Galloway’s knee injury. Galloway, who is second on the team with 10 points per game, injured her knee Tuesday. BOYS’ SOCCER Canoga Park 2, Monroe 1 Victor Sanchez scored from within the penalty box in the 75th minute as Canoga Park defeated Monroe of North Hills to win the first-ever Monroe/Kennedy Tournament. Sanchez’ goal came just five minutes after Monroe’s Albert Hernandez rebounded his own free kick and scored from 17 yards out to tie the match at one. Senior Rafael Garcia, who scored the Hunters’ first goal in the 25th minute, was named tournament MVP. Kennedy 8, Fairfax 1: Ivan Ramirez scored twice and Hector Iniquez, John Lopez, Nestor Meraz, Sebastian Toro, Diego Vasquez and Alejandro Zargosa scored goals for Kennedy of Granada Hills (5-2-1) in the third-place game of the Monroe/Kennedy Tournament at Monroe High in North Hills. Andy Cavero had five saves for Kennedy. St. Genevieve 3, Murphy 0 Senior Ismael Medina scored all three goals, giving him eight in eight games this year, as host St. Genevieve of Panorama City defeated Murphy of Los Angeles in a Sante Fe League match at Glendale Sports Complex. Junior Brian Parra notched his sixth shutout this year for St. Genivieve (6-2, 1-1). Murphy is 0-1-1 in Sante Fe League play. GIRLS’ WATER POLO Louisville 4, Ventura 2: Kristyn Ross had two goals to lead Louisville of Woodland Hills (11-5) to victory in the fifth-place game of the 32-team Orange County Shootout at Kennedy High in La Palma. Megan Griley and Jenna Parlato had goals for Louisville, which got nine saves from goalkeeper Kasey O’Connor, including a stop on a 4-meter penalty shot in the fourth quarter. Louisville, which returns to Mission League competition Tuesday at Pierce College against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, rebounded from a 10-6 loss to tournament finalist Temple City in Friday’s quarterfinals to defeat host Western of Anaheim 9-3 in the fifth-place semifinals. Ross had five goals, Seneca Zamora scored twice and Maria Apablasa and Parlato added goals for the Royals, who improved on a 13th-place finish at the same tournament last season. O’Connor added 10 saves for Louisville, which placed 11th at the 32-team Poway tournament in San Diego earlier this season. Malibu 6, Buena 4 Kelly Ernst and Stephanie Marinello each scored two goals as Malibu defeated Buena of Ventura in the semifinals of the Buena tournament. Marinello, who scored six goals in four tournament matches, was named to the All-tournament team with teammate Seana Diemer. Malibu (9-6) opens Frontier League play at Cate of Carpinteria on Tuesday and plays host to Oaks Christian of Westlake Village on Wednesday.
The 2013 Donegal RosesThe Donegal Rose of Tralee Selection takes place this Saturday night 29th March at the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.The Roses will be interviewed during the day with 3 judges and then in the evening they will attend an event where they will each be interviewed on stage with Noel Cunningham.After all the interviews take place the judges will decide who is to go forward to represent Donegal this year in the Rose of Tralee International Festival! Friends and family can attend the event Saturday evening with doors opening @ 7.30pm and show starting @ 8.30pm – Tickets are €10 and available at the door but early arrival is advised.Roses and friends can dance the night away with disco by DJWJ in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.We would like to wish all of the Roses the very best of luck and to thank their sponsors especially for all of their support.Ailbhe Canney Sponsored by Brittons Pharmacy Donegal Town. Emma Boylan Sponsored by Glow N Go Letterkenny. Lynne O’Doherty Sponsored by McFaddens Pharmacy Letterkenny. Niamh Drummond Sponsored by Creevy Pier Hotel Ballyshannon. Sarah Donovan Sponsored by Rossan Knitwear of Glencolmcille. Tamara Payne Sponsored by Naomi’s Hair Salon Ardara. Prizes have also been sponsored by McCullagh Jewellers Letterkenny, Greenes Shoes Letterkenny, Buds and Blossoms Ballybofey and the Edge Hairdressers Letterkenny. If anyone is looking for more information call 0857032764 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgDONEGAL’S ROSE WILL BE CHOSEN THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Rose of Tralee
BOSTON — For once, the Boston Red Sox have history on their side. Heading into today’s game against the White Sox at Fenway Park, the team that went 86 years between World Series titles is undaunted by Chicago’s 2-0 lead. After all, these Red Sox overcame a 3-0 deficit against the New York Yankees to win the AL championship last year. They’re 8-1 in games in which they faced playoff elimination since 2003. And they had the best home record in the majors this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Every experience you have helps you,” Boston manager Terry Francona said Thursday. “If players or me or the coaches or somebody can pull something positive from that experience, good.” The White Sox haven’t been World Series champions since 1917, the year before Boston won it — and they’re not about to get comfortable now. “When your enemy’s down, you’ve got to keep your enemy down,” Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. “You make some noise and you wake up the monster, you’re going to be in trouble.” Freddy Garcia, who pitched much better on the road this season, will try to close out the series for the White Sox. Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will try to prevent that. “We’ve been in this situation before,” Wakefield said. “Now that we’re back at home playing in front of our home crowd, there’s still a chance.” Those fans are sure to be chanting “M-V-P! M-V-P!” when David Ortiz comes to bat. They’ll accept “Manny being Manny” whether the quirky Ramirez hits a homer or jogs to first base on a grounder. Both sluggers will be back where they hit best — Ortiz lining doubles high off the left-field wall and Ramirez also going to the opposite field with homers over the low right-field fence. Ortiz batted .322 at Fenway compared to .278 on the road. Ramirez hit .307 at home and .280 on the road. The Red Sox scored just six runs in the first two games of the series — losing 14-2 and 5-4 — after leading the majors in batting average. Now they must face Garcia, who was 10-3 with a 3.40 ERA on the road and 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA at home. “That’s why I picked Freddy to pitch in the road trip,” Guillen said. “Hopefully, he continues to do what he’s been doing all year long.” Garcia won his last two starts and hasn’t lost in his last four. “It’s an exciting ballpark to play,” said Garcia, who hasn’t faced Boston this year but is 6-2 in his career. “Those people here are crazy.” Wakefield was 16-12 with a 4.15 ERA and pitched very well until last Saturday, when he struggled against the Yankees on three days rest. “Coming into Game 3 down 2-0, there’s a little bit more pressure,” Wakefield said, but “we’re playing at home where we’ve played the best all year.” So close to achieving their goal –a berth in the ALCS — the White Sox expect to be relaxed. “I don’t see us being tight,” Paul Konerko said. “We know we’re in a good spot.” In 2003, the Red Sox won the ALDS after losing the first two games to Oakland. They also beat the Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS that year then shocked New York last year by coming back from the 3-0 ALCS deficit. Most of the starting position players have been with Boston all three seasons. But the pitchers are much different, and that has been a problem. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!