Aaron Judge apologizes to Giancarlo Stanton after winning AL MVP
Judge, who slugged 62 home runs during the regular season, joined MLB Network for an interview during the presentation of the award. His Yankees teammate, Giancarlo Stanton, presented him with the award. Stanton was elated to present Judge with the honor, and Judge was grateful to receive the award. But Judge apologized to Stanton for one thing. Passing the torch from the former tallest MVP in MLB history to the new [email protected] | @Giancarlo818 | @Yankees | #RepBX pic.twitter.com/G3kwIYGA20 — MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 18, 2022 “Sorry for beating you out on the tallest MVP now,” Judge joked to his teammate.
Welcome to Day 5 of the 2022 World Cup! © Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images
With Premier League action halted for the global showcase, we’re going to pivot to covering the World Cup for the next month or so, with an Everton focus. The Blues are on their tour to Australia so we’ll continue with coverage on that, but we’re also going to have all the viewing information you will need for the tournament in Qatar on a daily basis, with in-depth coverage on some teams of interest - England, Belgium, Senegal, United States and Canada.
Everton were 5-1 victors in their final match down under. Anthony Gordon took the match ball home after scoring a hat trick. Read the RBM game summary with highlights. [RBM]
Soccer-mad Germans turning their backs on World Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Normally when the World Cup comes around, Germans happily wave their country’s flag and enthusiastically back their team. Not this time. Anyone walking around Berlin this week will struggle to notice any signs of World Cup fervor. There are no flags, no signs, no public viewing events – no indication that the soccer-mad country’s bid for a fifth world title is about to begin with a game against Japan on Tuesday. Qatar’s humanNot this time.
© Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images Anthony Gordon was impressive in Everton’s 5-1 thumping of Western Sydney Wanderers.
Amadou Onana came on for Belgium in their victory over Canada at the FIFA World Cup. [EFC]
Everton are trying to extend the contract of Alex Iwobi and Frank Lampard is speaking glowingly of the player:
“I know that Kevin is speaking with Alex’s people on that front so we’ll see how that one develops,” said the Everton manager. At the moment, I think he’s one of the best midfield players in the league in terms of being a No.6 or No.8. His development has been brilliant. It’s a funny one, I think there was a perception about Alex when I came in, and it’s all his work.” [Click Liverpool]
Congratulations to all of the participants as the Goodison Sleepout raised £25.000 for Everton in the City. [EFC]
Donald Trump Is Already Losing Donors For His 2024 Presidential Campaign
Donald Trump only launched his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday, November 15th, but it seems like he is already losing allies, as some of the billionaire megadonors who helped him win in 2016, who also contributed to his 2020 campaign, are takin g their money elsewhere. Yikes! © Shutterstock/Splash News Donald Trump 1/51 SLIDES © Rashid T./Yelp Wrap Your Mind Around These Whether you're in your home state or visiting a new one, it’s good to be on the lookout for a hearty breakfast spot, and breakfast burritos make substantial fuel for the day ahead.
Some interesting comments from Mohammed Kudus who was heavily linked with a move from Ajax to Everton last summer. [Echo]
Sad news today as former Everton and Liverpool player David Johnson passed away after a battle with cancer. Johnson scored Derby goals for both Everton and Liverpool at the Gwladys Street End. Bill Kenright remembered David:
“That David enjoyed the love and respect of both sides of Stanley Park underlined his qualities both as a footballer and a man. He was one of the few who crossed the divide and managed to retain his reputation with both sets of supporters. That is because he was always honest, hard-working and brave. Rest in Peace Johnno.” [EFC]
© Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images 18th January 1972: David Johnson in the air during a match between Ipswich Town and Everton.
Today’s World Cup Matches
Switzerland vs Cameroon
Group G - Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Top US diplomat criticizes FIFA armband threat at World Cup
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — America's top diplomat on Tuesday criticized a decision by FIFA to threaten players at the World Cup with yellow cards if they wear armbands supporting inclusion and diversity. Speaking alongside his Qatari counterpart at a news conference, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it was “always concerning when we see any restrictions on freedom of expression.” “It’s especially so when the expression is for diversity and for inclusion,” Blinken said at Doha's Diplomatic Club. "And in my judgment, at least no one on a football pitch should be forced to choose between supporting these values and playing for their team.
Date and start time: Tuesday, November 24th at 2:00 a.m. PT / 5:00 a.m ET / 10:00 a.m. BT
Uruguay vs South Korea
Group H - Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Date and start time: Tuesday, November 24th at 5:00 a.m. PT / 8:00 a.m ET / 1:00 p.m. BT
Portugal vs Ghana
Group G - Stadium 974, Doha
Date and start time: Tuesday, November 24th at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m ET / 4:00 p.m. BT
Brazil vs Serbia
Group H - Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Date and start time: Tuesday, November 24th at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m ET / 7:00 p.m. BT
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World Cup. Cameroon "can do it again" against Brazil, says Rigobert Song .
© Photo: Gareth Bumstead / Reuters Cameroonian coach Rigobert Song believes in the feat of his team against Brazil. Cameroonian coach Rigobert Song explained, this Thursday, December 1, that he believed in the chances of his team against Brazil on Friday to try to qualify for the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup. Cameroon believes in his chances.