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first_img Pele, widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers in history and who will be 80 in October, has had hip trouble for years and now needs a frame to walk. Many of his recent public appearances have been in a wheelchair. “He’s pretty fragile. He had a hip replacement and didn’t have an adequate or ideal rehabilitation,” Edinho told TV Globo. “So he has this problem with mobility and that has set off a kind of depression. Imagine, he’s the King, he was always such an imposing figure and today he can’t walk properly.Advertisement Brazilian soccer great Pele is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, his son Edinho said in an interview published in Brazil on Monday. Loading…center_img “He’s embarrassed, he doesn’t want to go out, be seen, or do practically anything that involves leaving the house,” his son added. “He is very sheepish, reclusive.” Edinho said he had argued with his father because he had not done the physiotherapy called for after a hip operation. Pele, the only player to win three World Cups, spent most of his career with Brazilian team Santos before moving to New York Cosmos in the 1970s. read also: Pele to have urinary tract surgery in Brazil This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the striker’s third World Cup title, won in Mexico in 1970 with what many people believe is the greatest team of all time. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error None went past the fifth inning in their three-game NLDS sweep of the Colorado Rockies. Instead, their deep and dominant crew of relievers – led by the three-headed monster of Josh Hader, Corey Knebel and Jeremy Jeffress – pitched more innings (15-1/3) than the starters (12-2/3).It is an upside-down approach that figures to continue against the Dodgers – though Gonzalez (4-1, 1.89 ERA in six career starts) and Miley (one unearned run allowed in 13 innings over two starts this season) do have some positive history against the Dodgers on their side.“That’s what it is – you’re using your team’s talents the best way you can to win games,” Counsell said. “For this team, we have to think about things differently because of the talents of some of the players on our team. And so, that’s all we’re trying to do.“We’re not trying to eliminate the need for great starting pitching. I mean, Randy Johnson would probably be first in my draft list. If you could pick a player for me to take in the series, I’d say him in a heartbeat. It would be nice to have him.”Kershaw would probably be high on that draft list as well and the Dodgers do have him – and Ryu (who will start Game 2 this time around) and rookie flamethrower Walker Buehler (slated to start Game 3 in L.A.) and curveball artiste Rich Hill (Game 4). It puts the Dodgers in an odd position. The Brewers are the innovators, applying cutting-edge concepts – even creating a new phrase for it “the initial out-getter” – to maximize what they have while the Dodgers and their state-of-the-art analytics department are the traditionalists, looking to ride the arms of their starters as long as possible.“If it works, it’s great,” Kershaw said of the “bullpenning” approach that has spread throughout baseball and now reaches it’s most aggressive postseason iteration in the Brewers, winners of 11 in a row. “I’m kind of a traditionalist. But when it comes down to the postseason, you just have to win games. … It’s probably tough to sustain for a full season.“I like pitching every fifth day. I like pitching deep into the games. Yeah, you know – ideally I’d like to finish them. That doesn’t happen very much. But as a starting pitcher, you kind of take pride in innings and being out there.”During their march to Game 7 of the World Series last October, the Dodgers had less reason to be confident in their starting pitchers (particularly when Yu Darvish shriveled on the big stage) and moved on from them quickly. Only four times in 15 postseason games did a Dodgers starter pitch past the fifth inning (only once in the World Series). Seven times the starter didn’t even complete five innings.By contrast, Roberts went to his most reliable setup man, Brandon Morrow, 14 times in 15 postseason games and his closer, Kenley Jansen, 13 times (five times for more than an inning).The resources at Roberts’ disposal are different this year, with the starting pitching giving him the most obvious upper hand in this matchup.“I like our starting pitching,” he said. “I like the arms. I like the way they’re performing.”He has good reason to. Over their last 59 games – the final 55 of the regular season (including Game 163) plus the NLDS – Dodgers starting pitchers have a 2.96 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP while averaging nearly six innings per start.So the Dodgers have every reason to trust the old formula and hope they can get a lead before the Brewers roll out their relief assassins. If they don’t, they have not been a good comeback team this year – they were 9-52 when trailing after six innings during the regular season – and the Brewers could strangle their chances in the second half of games.“I think it’s good – until it’s not,” Roberts said of the innovative, aggressive use of relievers that has been hailed as the next new thing. “So with these guys (the Brewers), it’s worked out. But it’s still hard to bet against good quality starting pitching, for me.”center_img MILWAUKEE — Is it evolution – or de-evolution, baseball returning to its base element, the need to get 27 outs more effectively than the other team?The National League Championship Series pits a Dodgers team with so many strong starting pitching options they chose Hyun-Jin Ryu to open their Division Series over Clayton Kershaw – and got 15 scoreless innings from the two – versus a Milwaukee Brewers team that has such weak starting options they chose a rookie reliever (Brandon Woodruff) as an “opener” in Game 1 of their NLDS.“Look – it’s no secret that we’re going to use our pitching a little differently than the traditionalists would like,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said even as he announced three “traditional” starters for the NLCS – left-handers Gio Gonzalez and Wade Miley in the first two games at Miller Park, right-hander Jhoulys Chacin for Game 3 in Los Angeles.But it comes with a caveat – Chacin could relieve Gonzalez in Game 1, allowing the Brewers to flip what they expect to be a right-handed-heavy Dodgers lineup against Gonzalez before going to their bullpen. And it’s questionable how deep into a game any Brewers starter will pitch in this series.last_img read more

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