It seems the LCD Soundsystem reunion tour is in full swing! After reuniting on Easter Sunday for their first show in five years, the band has added two more dates: August 2nd and 3rd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. The group will be joined by Savages and Museum of Love, putting together two glorious nights of music for all involved.LCD just wrapped up a two night run at NYC’s Webster Hall, where the group came out in full force. The “warm-up” performances saw the band dive through a number of their older hits, including tracks like “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House,” “I Can Change” and more. While the band has said that they’re working on new music, fans only have their lethargic Christmas song as evidence of new work.Still, with performances scheduled for major festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and more, there’s plenty of opportunities to see LCD Soundsystem at work.Check out the event poster for their newly-announced two-night Red Rocks run, and tickets can be found here. They go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM.
The Braves designated right-hander Mike Foltynewicz for assignment Monday night shortly after his first start of the 2020 season — a clunker in which he allowed six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings.The move felt sudden on a couple of levels. Foltynewicz is 28 and just two years removed from receiving Cy Young votes, meaning there is a reasonable chance of him pitching at a very high level again at some point. Even if he didn’t perform particularly well this season, he would have been an inexpensive option to bring back via arbitration for 2021. He also was given just one outing to prove himself this campaign. That said, Atlanta did have its reasons for letting Foltynewicz head elsewhere. He was out of minor league options, meaning the team could not take him off its active roster without designating him for assignment. The club is also competing in perhaps the toughest division in baseball in a 60-game sprint and cannot afford to wait for Foltynewicz to get back on track. Each game this year is the equivelant in value to about 2.7 in a normal season; giving up an essential sweep once a turn through the rotation is not an acceptable outcome.Plus, Foltynewicz did not throw single a pitch harder than 92.9 mph in Monday’s loss against the Rays, a steep decline from his average of almost 95 mph last year.His DFA leaves him a talented-but-wobbling under-30 pitcher available to the rest of the league.Snitker on Folty: “After the last couple outings in (Summer Camp), we wanted to give it a go here and it was the same. We didn’t see enough increase in the velocity. That’s who he’s been. He’s been a stuff guy for the entire time we’ve had him. The stuff hasn’t been there.”— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 28, 2020MORE: Latest on MLB’s coronavirus outbreak While preseason projection systems don’t account for possible velocity losses, Foltynewicz was supposed to have an OK year by the ZiPS (4.19 ERA) and Steamer (4.86 ERA) models on FanGraphs. He also wasn’t publicly placed on the chopping block before this start.It’s likely Foltynewicz will get several more chances elsewhere to prove his worth considering the 2.85 ERA he posted over a full season in 2018.The Braves, meanwhile, are considering activating one of their top prospects or rolling with temporary options in the coming weeks.Snitker on whether it’s too soon to expect a prospect like Ian Anderson or Tucker Davidson to be an option: “They’re in the 60-man pool, so all those guys are definitely in play.”— David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) July 28, 2020
revealed Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or have an above average finisher scoring hard chances others would miss.So, how did every team perform compared to their xG in the 11th round of Premier League matches? Find out below thanks to expected goals statistics from Understat.com…Bournemouth vs Manchester UnitedReal result: 1-2xG result: 1.89-2.98West Ham vs BurnleyReal result: 4-2xG result: 2.48-0.81Newcastle vs WatfordReal result: 1-0xG result: 0.69-2.43 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? However, Liverpool and Arsenal came up against each other and could only share the spoils after an entertaining fixture.Elsewhere, Newcastle beat Watford to claim their first win of the season and West Ham secured a memorable 4-2 defeat of Burnley.It was, as always, a thrilling weekend of top flight action, but were the results backed up by the performances? whoops Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion BEST OF The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 What is expected goals? SORRY Sergio Aguero has the highest xG (8.37) of any player this Premier League season Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most Read In Football 4 Another weekend of Premier League football has come and gone, with tonight’s match between Fulham and Huddersfield rounding off gameweek 11.Most of the big-hitters in the league secured positive results, with Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all picking up wins. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man City overperformed their xG by three goals against Saints Man City ran riot on Sunday afternoon and secured a 6-1 defeat of Southampton scrap Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match, with every shot taken given an xG value based on the difficulty of the attempt.Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the xG value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The xG value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the expected goals of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Watford dominated proceedings but were beaten by Newcastle Arsenal vs LiverpoolReal result: 1-1xG result: 1.61-1.15Wolves vs TottenhamReal result: 2-3xG result: 2.41-1.63Manchester City vs SouthamptonReal result: 6-1xG result: 3.07-1.72 RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Everton vs BrightonReal result: 3-1xG result: 2.49-0.59Cardiff vs LeicesterReal result: 0-1xG result: 0.73-2.17 4 Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match.Every single shot is awarded an xG value based on the difficulty of the attempt, with factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders present affecting the value.The higher the xG of a particular shot, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The xG value of every shot in a game is then used to calculate the expected goals in a particular match. 4 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions tense Chelsea vs Crystal PalaceReal result: 3-1xG result: 1.82-0.45