Uppgren’s Five Goals Propel Cannons to 20th Anniversary MLL Championship
The Boston Cannons defeated the Denver Outlaws, 13-10, in a surprising finish to a peculiar, COVID-19 affected week to crown the Major League Lacrosse champion at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
John Uppgren’s five goals, and 10 key saves from Nick Marocco were pivotal in sealing Boston’s second Steinfeld Trophy and their first since 2011.
A day after canceling the semifinals because of positive COVID-19 tests to Chesapeake Bayhawks players, the ESPN-aired championship went on — just not as expected. The Cannons-Outlaws game was set to be one of the semifinal matchups Saturday, but when the Bayhawks had three positive tests the team and their opponent Connecticut Hammerheads opted not to continue due to the threat of the virus.
The Cannons were missing five players, most of whom withdrew following the revelations of the positive COVID-19 tests, yet still looked fresher than the three-time champion Outlaws. Denver, the No. 1 seed, featured the legendary John Grant, Jr., who at 45 was likely playing in his final game.
With key offensive acquisitions Randy Staats and Bryan Cole withdrawn, Boston needed other contributors to step up.
Uppgren and Co. did just that. The DIII product out of Tufts put on a wing dodging clinic, swimming and sweeping his way to glory.
The 2020 MLL MVP Bryce Wasserman, who had a goal and an assist in the championship, spoke of how he came from an overlooked high school prospect to professional champion after the final whistle.
“I remember bawling my eyes out. From that day on, no one in the sport has outworked me,” Wasserman said on the broadcast postgame. “I mean this is the culmination, right? I can’t wait to get back to the airport covered in champagne. ”
The speedy X-man dodger accrued 14 goals and five assists the week leading up to the title bout, just one point behind Ryan Lee’s 20 points. With Lee going pointless and the Cannons lifting the trophy, Wasserman’s goal and assist were enough to push him as the league’s leading point-getter and the choice for MVP.
“I hope every kid that was watching that can take from my story. I grew up in Texas, I wasn’t in one of these hotbed areas,” said Wasserman on a virtual postgame press conference. “I went to Monmouth. Just never let anyone outwork me, and here we are as the 2020 (MLL) MVP. So that’s something every kid in America can follow.”
Also, Cannons captain Mark Cockerton notched a hat trick that included an incredible scoop and score for his second.
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The Outlaws got off to a fantastic start thanks to star rookie Dan Bucaro, who after missing the 2019 season to take care of a torn meniscus ran past defensemen with ease. He secured a natural hat trick early in the first quarter, but the Outlaws struggled to keep him productive the rest of the contest.
The next face-off following Bucaro’s third score presented Grant with the only fun he would have on the day. Max Adler, who won 14 of 25 face-offs, pushed the ball forward and dished it to Grant for the simple left wing finish on the fast break.
The Outlaws continued to push in the second quarter, even scoring a 2-point goal of their own after Kyle Pless dispossessed Cockerton on one end and assisted Pat Aslanian on the other.
It took another 2-pointer from Justin Pugal to entirely shift momentum to Boston’s favor before the halftime whistle. Two Outlaws were confusingly trying to prevent Wasserman from initiating with under five seconds left, but Wasserman found an open Pugal at the top of the arc to take full advantage of the miscommunication.
That 2-pointer gave the Cannons an 8-6 lead coming out of the break and they didn’t look back. Deliberate offensive possessions coupled with shutdown defense, highlighted by Marocco’s three point-blank stops on Grant, made sure of the victory.
A second-half hat trick of lefty step down goals from Chris Aslanian proved futile in preventing the Cannons title. Whether it was on man-down defense or off terrific ball movement, Marocco stuffed Grant time and time again to seal the victory. It’s a disappointing way to conclude his playing career, but just as Grant has lost in MLL title games before, he’ll surely return with more tricks up his sleeve as the new offensive coordinator for Johns Hopkins.
Ultimately, the four-month MLL season condensed to a week started as an exciting spurt of lacrosse filled with flashy goals and an outlet for starved fans. But, positive COVID-19 tests and the withdrawal of teams tainted the title game from the onset.
Still, for the Cannons — it counts — as they lifted their second Steinfeld Trophy in franchise history.
Boston Cannons Offseason Moves Paid Off Big
On Sunday the Boston Cannons lifted their second Major League Lacrosse trophy in franchise history after the 2020 Cannons defeated the Denver Outlaws 13-to-10. Getting to the championship game wasn’t exactly an easy endeavor for Boston. With just five regular-season games the Cannons went 3-2, the same record as two other teams.
A mere hours out of their semi-finals matchup with Denver the Cannons found out that both the Chesapeake Bayhawks and the Connecticut Hammerheads had forfeited due to positive COVID-19 tests. That forfeiture thrust the Cannons and Outlaws into a Championship matchup. Call the championship whatever you want but Boston was the better team on Sunday. Lifting the trophy was the culmination of years of effort by Head Coach Sean Quirk and company. Five years in the making to be exact.
Last season the Cannons finished with a 9-7 record and marched into the playoffs for the first time in Quirk’s tenure. A year later, they lift the MLL trophy. Quirk now has a 29-35 record with Boston. Quirk and the Cannons didn’t exactly play it safe heading into the 2020 season. During the off-season, they shook up the roster and made major trades.
Boston Cannons Offseason Moves Prove Fruitful
Out were names like Will Sands, P.T. Ricci, Connor O’Hara, James Burr, and a whole host of draft picks. Inbound the Cannons brought in Matt Gilray, Scott Corcoran, Bryan Cole, Randy Staats, and Byrce Wasserman. So just how good were these moves? Absolutely brilliant.
Wasserman was the real MVP of the off-season. The former Dallas Rattlers star scored a team-high 15 goals and had six assists to go with it for a team-high 21points. His performance as enough to win the 2020 Major League Lacrosse MVP award.
7/23/2020; Annapolis, MD, USA; Cannons vs. Outlaws – Championship – at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Photography Credit: Anne Evans
At the end of the day the Cannons defeated the number one seed Outlaws to win the title and again posted improvement versus their previous season. While not playing in their home market is bittersweet the league and Boston with it did benefit from having all of the regular season matches on ESPN+ and then the Championship game on ESPN proper.
So what’s next? Read and react most likely. MLL debuted two newish teams in 2020 in the Philadelphia Barrage and Connecticut Hammerheads after yet another league structure. Now is the time to look at the analytics and see how those two franchises are faring as well as evaluating the other four franchises. When the league announced their most recent restructure in February they stated that the Charlotte Hounds would return to the league in 2021 following the completion of their new stadium. That would bring the league total to seven with another likely to be added or re-shuffled.
For now, the Cannons can revel in their glory and look towards the future where they will look to defend their new title.
MLL Championship Game: Long Island Lizards VS Rochester Rattlers
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This past weekend marked the end of the Major League Lacrosse 2015 season with the Long Island Lizards taking on the Rochester Rattlers. For the second straight year the MLL Championship game was hosted in Kennesaw, GA, with an incredible turnout. Since Georgia has shown so much love for our favorite sport in the past few years, the MLL has announced that they will be adding an expansion team to the league for the 2016 MLL Season. The Atlanta Blaze will be firing up the field next summer and we are all excited to see lacrosse spread even further.
Now back to the game.
The Lizards faced off against the Rattlers in a battle that did not disappoint. The Rattlers jumped out of the gate early with the help of Jordan Wolf firing past Drew Adams with his brand new gold Maverik Centrik head. All season Wolf’s inhuman speed has let him blaze by any defender unlucky enough to cover him. Rochester’s John Galloway made some great early saves as well but in the end it was Drew Adams, Paul Rabil, Rob Pannell, and the rest of the ‘Wiz-Kids’ that took the show.
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Paul Rabil, rocking his sick new gloves, took home not only the trophy but MVP honors as well. Dropping six points a Championship game proves that this trade was definitely worth it.
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This game was close to the very end making it one of the most exciting games to watch this season. When players leave everything out on the field you’re always going to get a great show.
Here are some highlights of the action provided by insidelacrosse. com!
The only down side to the end of a lacrosse season is that it’s the end of a season, but if next year is anything like this one, it will definitely be worth the wait!
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MLL’s New Start Date Drawing Praise Around the League
MLL’s New Start Date Drawing Praise Around the League
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Dillon Ward was named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week after making 19 saves in Denver’s opening night win over the New York Lizards.
From the time the Denver Outlaws hoisted the Steinfeld Trophy as 2018 Major League Lacrosse champions to the time the Denver Outlaws stepped onto the field at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. for the first game of the 2019 season, a lot changed in the professional lacrosse landscape.
A simple game of “Six Degrees of Separation” with the Outlaws can cover a lot of those changes. Denver offensive coordinator John Grant Jr. ended his retirement and returned to the league with the Outlaws. The team the Outlaws faced in back-to-back championship contests in 2016 and 2017, the Ohio Machine, was one of three teams to cease operations; the other two were the Charlotte Hounds (the team that beat Denver in the 2013 MLL semifinals, ending the team’s perfect season) and the Florida Launch. Key Outlaws players like Eric Law, Jack Kelly, and Chris Cloutier left the team and joined the new Premier Lacrosse League.
One other big change was that the league pushed its start date back. Typically, the league begins its season in April, but the league announced it would begin its 2019 season at the start of June (the Outlaws and Lizards technically played on May 31). The biggest reason for this shift was to eliminate the overlap between the MLL season, NLL season, and NCAA season, allowing all players to be available for the first game.
Among the players helped by the change was Denver Outlaws goalie Dillon Ward, who also plays for the Colorado Mammoth in the NLL.
“I’ve done NLL and MLL here for a few years,” he said. “Every year, I come in about two or three games into the season already. Teams have camaraderie built up with training camp. It’s not awkward, but it’s a little strange to be thrown into games. I thought this year was awesome to be a part of training camp and be with guys from day one.”
The change paid off for teams immediately in the first week of the season.
“It’s good. We’re building chemistry right away,” said Boston Cannons midfielder Zed Williams. “Last year, I feel like we were getting hot at the tail end [of the season], but we missed playoffs because we had guys showing up too late and coming from the indoor game. I feel we all get to be together for the whole season this year.”
In the winter, Williams plays for the Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League. Due to his commitment to the Swarm, however, his availability for the Cannons was limited. He finished third on the team in scoring in 2018 even though he played in only nine of the team’s 14 games. By the time he made his debut on May 19, the Cannons were already 1-4, a hole too big to recover from.
Williams wasn’t the only player previously unavailable to the Cannons, either. Attackman Kyle Jackson has never played more than nine games in his two seasons — including only five in 2018 — while Challen Rogers missed four games in both 2016 and 2018 and did not play a single game in 2017. Even Mark Cockerton, who was acquired by the Cannons in a mid-season trade in 2018, is typically rostered in the NLL and only played a total of nine games in 2018.
All those players made a huge impact in Boston’s win over the Lizards. Cockerton had six goals, Williams had two goals and two assists, Rogers had two goals and an assist, and Jackson had an assist.
“Obviously having Kyle Jackson, Challen Rogers, having those guys in Day 1 is huge, especially when we’re practicing out there, getting reps, running man-up,” Cannons midfielder Kyle Denhoff said. “Those guys used to come in a couple games in, coming in cold, trying to figure each other out, but being able to get a couple days in together and get a full game in is huge, so I think we’ll just build on it.”
Around the league, box players were shining like never before. Lyle Thompson, the former two-time Tewaaraton Award winner who has never played more than nine games in a season and played in only three games in 2018, starred in Chesapeake’s 14-11 victory over Dallas (the first time he has played in an MLL opener) with four goals and two assists. Shayne Jackson had two goals and two assists and Bryan Cole had three goals in Atlanta’s 14-12 victory over Denver. Ward was named Warrior Defensive Player of the Week after making 19 saves in Denver’s victory over the Lizards.
Ward said not missing time because of his box commitments played a huge role in both earning the starting goalie position and enjoying individual success in the first game.
“I would be coming into teams part way through the season. Teams would need a goalie to play. There’s a ton of great goalies out there, and I had to play that backup role,” he said. “[This year] I had a couple weeks to get used to [the field game], get some shots at practice, get some scrimmages, and just feel it out instead of being thrown in. I was able to build my relationship with my defense.”
A number of rookies also took advantage of being available for the first game of the season. Zach Goodrich (Cannons) and Brendan Sunday (Blaze) scored their first professional points; defenders like Kyle Pless, Ryland Rees, and Justin Pugal made their debuts; and Ryan Lee (five goals in Denver’s loss to Atlanta) and Luke Wittenberg (four goals in Dallas’s loss to Chesapeake) erupted offensively.
Overall, the players and coaches were appreciative of the schedule change.
“it was really nice being able to pick the roster of the best guys available,” Atlanta head coach Liam Banks said. “Having Randy [Staats], having our rookies in the training camp, they’re going to be an integral part of the Blaze. I enjoyed having those guys there at training camp and most definitely game one.”
“I thought it was great. Since I’ve been a pro, I’ve never been able to play a full field lacrosse season,” added Blaze attackman Randy Staats. “I wasn’t used to [being with the team from the beginning of the season], obviously, because the NLL goes so long, but it was good. You get to meet the guys, some of the rookies, the guys trying out, the guys on the team before. The chemistry is huge in this league. You only get so many weekends with each other. We need all the time we can get together.”
It’s a no-brainer that teams are happy they will have their best players available for every game. It’s also no surprise that players are happy because they get more opportunities to compete, more opportunities to earn a paycheck, and more time to spend with and get to know their teammates.
Ward said another advantage of the schedule change is how it will make the fans happy and make the overall MLL product better.
“There’s going to be more set lineups. From day one through the final weekend, you’ll see a similar lineup than in years past,” he said. “It also helps guys who want to do lacrosse more full time. They can play a full indoor season, a full outdoor season, coaching, their camps and clinics. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Rob Pannell’s four goals help Lizards rally to claim MLL championship
KENNESAW, Ga. – The Lizards captured their third Major League Lacrosse championship Saturday night, scoring the game’s final four goals and beating the Rochester Rattlers, 15-12, in front of 8,647.
Attackman Rob Pannell (Smithtown) scored four goals for the Lizards, who also captured the Steinfeld Cup in 2001 and 2003.
“Long Island is the hotbed of lacrosse, and to win and bring this trophy back to Long Island means everything,” Pannell said. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.”
Midfielder Paul Rabil had three goals and three assists and was named the game’s MVP.
When asked if he expected to have an MVP performance, Rabil said, “No way. I just wanted to win. We’ve got plenty of MVPs on this team.”
The Lizards came back from 6-2 and 10-8 deficits. “We had the will to win,” Rabil said. “I don’t know what it is, but we just had the will, same as the last two games.”
The Lizards claimed their first lead of the night at 13-12 when Pannell scored for the fourth time to tie it with 11:51 left and Mike Stone added a goal 43 seconds later. Attackman Tommy Palasek and Rabil then scored to put the game away.
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Rochester’s Mark Matthews scored his second and third goals to give the Rattlers a 10-8 lead. But from the ensuing faceoff, Lizards faceoff specialist Greg Gurenlian rushed downfield and scored with his team down a man.
The Lizards tied it at 11 on Matt Gibson’s goal with 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Rochester opened the game with unassisted goals from six players and took a 6-2 lead into the second period. But the Lizards scored four times in a span of less than four minutes to tie the score at 7 with 7:02 left before halftime. Pannell struck twice unassisted in the rally.
“We’ve been doing this all season, not starting games the way we should,” Pannell said. “The offense picks up the defense and the defense picks up the offense.”
The Rattlers regained the lead with about one minute left in the half, with Jack Near scoring at close range.
With 12:35 left in the third quarter, Pannell tied the score again with his third goal.
Notes & quotes: Jordan Wolf scored twice for Rochester, which scored 11 unassisted goals. JoJo Marasco had three assists for the Lizards . . . The Atlanta Blaze will begin as an MLL team in 2016.
By ZAC DIODATI. Special to Newsday
Outlaws capture Steinfeld Trophy – In Lacrosse We Trust
Denver Outlaws’ players cut a piece of the winning net. (Photo credit: Tracey Happold-Brown)
The Denver Outlaws shocked the Dallas Rattlers with a 16-12 win on Saturday night at MUSC Stadium to give them their third MLL championship in five years, having previously won the Steinfeld Trophy in 2014 and 2016. The Rattlers had high hopes for their season after finishing in first place after the move from Rochester.
As lightning danced across the sky and thunder boomed to echo an Outlaws fan’s pounding drumbeats in the last quarter of play, the Outlaws methodically executed wizard-like goals to stun the Rattlers.
There were several stealthy players on both sides of the field. In goal, Dillon Ward and John Galloway both twisted and turned their bodies to make saves that wowed the fans. Ward ultimately came out victorious as he stopped 16 of the 28 shots he faced. Ward took over for Jack Kelly in goal earlier this season after Kelly was injured at the Worlds.
Both goalies were brilliant on the field. It was particularly heartbreaking to watch Galloway at the end of the game as he spent several minutes hunched over on the ground with various people trying to console him.
Matt Kavanagh beats John Galloway in the MLL championship game. (Photo credit: Tracey Happold-Brown)
Matt Kavanagh ultimately walked away with the $10,000 prize for MVP honours. This truly could have gone to Ward and his brilliant saves, or Chris Cloutier, who muscled his way to the goal and seemed to change the course of the game with his two goals despite coming off a knee injury. Kavanagh’s four goals and five assists put the odds in his favour.
“If you run the tape back on this one, I think that’s the definition of a full 60 minutes. It can’t get much better than that. It was awesome,” Kavanagh said to majorleaguelacrosse.com.
The Outlaws held a slim 10-9 lead at halftime but really went to work on defense in the second half, limiting the Rattlers to three goals while scoring six of their own.
Kylor Bellistri, Zach Currier and Mikie Schlosser had two goals each for the Outlaws. Single goals went to Romar Dennis, Josh Hawkins, Eric Law and Finn Sullivan.
Zach Currier of the Denver Outlaws looks for an open lane against the Dallas Rattlers. (Photo credit: Tracey Happold-Brown)
For Dallas, six goals came from either Randy Staats and Jordan Wolf. In a normal game, this probably would have been enough, but the Rattlers appeared to be stunned by the Outlaws’ onslaught including Max Adler’s continuous play despite a Rambo-like bloody body. Adler appeared to tweak his knee in the game and was later revealed to have a broken bone in his foot.
Ned Crotty and John Ranagan scored twice for the Rattlers.
The win puts the Denver Outlaws in an elite club tied with the Lizards and Barrage with three cups each.
Outlaws’ captain Matt Bocklet announced his retirement after the game.
UMass lacrosse alumnus Ben Spencer recounts Major League Lacrosse bubble, Cannons’ championship
The last two months were quite the journey for UMass lacrosse alumnus Ben Spencer as he won the Major League Lacrosse championship with the Boston Cannons — and it all started with a simple phone call in June.
Cannons assistant coach John Klepacki was on the other end. Spencer had been picked up by the team earlier in the year, and at the time expected to make his debut when the MLL season was originally scheduled to embark in May.
But, even under uncertain circumstances, Spencer was prepared to compete.
“Coach Klepacki asked me if I was ready to play for this season,” Spencer said. “Coming off of a gap year, I knew I really wanted to get into it, so I was more than willing to play.”
Spencer spent the rest of the month ramping up his training routine and getting in shape for the MLL. Much like other sports leagues such as the NBA and NHL, the MLL knew that there was only one way they’d be able to hold a safe season: a bubble.
The league calendar was slated to consist of 11 official days: two training days, a seven-day regular season where the league’s six teams each play each other once, and a two-day, four-team playoff.
Players were asked to remain inside the “bubble” of Westin Hotel and Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, and all were tested for COVID-19 before arrival. Temperature checks were taken every day, and those who didn’t pass were immediately administered a COVID-19 test.
“There were guidelines put in place, and I didn’t leave my room in order to respect those requests,” Spencer said. “The only times I would leave are to get food, practice, or to get ready for a game … for the most part, it wasn’t very challenging to do.”
Playing in such a short timeframe was also a unique aspect of the competition, but Spencer felt that his Cannons handled the challenge well.
“It’s definitely challenging to just do two training sessions and then have to go into five games, but in a lot of ways we were able to figure out things as we went on,” Spencer said. “Everyone in the league was in the same boat and had to combat that issue, and I guess we did it better than anyone else.”
The Cannons oscillated between close wins and close losses throughout the five-game regular season, ending the week with a 3-2 record and a spot in the four-game playoffs.
But, despite the best efforts of the MLL, the bubble burst at the end of the regular season. Prior to the two semifinal matches, multiple players tested positive for COVID-19. By the time the dust settled, the Connecticut Hammerheads and Chesapeake Bayhawks both forfeited and withdrew from their semifinal contest out of safety concerns.
This left the other semifinal matchup between the Cannons and the top-seeded Denver Outlaws as the final game of the tournament, and the de facto championship. Multiple Cannons’ withdrew from the championship bout due to their own personal safety concerns.
Spencer was one of the players who decided to push on, but noted that there was mutual respect regardless of what each individual decided.
“For the guys that didn’t end up competing, it was no hard feelings,” Spencer said. “As a group, we decided each of us would make that decision individually for what was best for ourselves. I think for the teams that ended up forfeiting, they made the right decision as a team, and it was a selfless one.”
Spencer added that despite the quick shift from a semifinal game to what became the championship, his teammates felt no different about the goal in front of them.
“It doesn’t change anything,” Spencer said. “You have to go out and compete. They were the top seed, so it felt like every game was a championship game at that point anyways. We just wanted to be the last team standing.”
And they were. In a tightly contested final match, the Cannons defeated the Outlaws, 13-10, securing their second MLL championship and first since 2011.
Spencer contributed to the cause in a big way early in the game, scoring the second goal for the Cannons about four minutes in, increasing the advantage to 2-0.
“I had an initial dodge, and then got it back,” Spencer said, recounting his goal. “I knew that if I get a step on my man I’m going to the cage if nobody splits me … I just went for it. If they weren’t going to respect us one-on-one, we were just going to go downhill right to the rack.”
Both teams traded scoring runs over the next three periods, with the Cannons ahead after three quarters. The game shifted into a much more defensive battle for the final frame, as neither team was able to score throughout the period.
“We weren’t trying to take the air out of the ball on offense — we weren’t gonna change the way we played,” Spencer said of the drought in the final quarter. “Obviously we didn’t land on any of our scoring opportunities, but it says a lot about our defensive group to be able to make stops when we’re not scoring on the other end. If there’s one thing you don’t want gone in the fourth quarter, it’s your defense, so credit to them for holding on and stopping them.”
The victory secured the Cannons the championship in what was indisputably the most unique season in MLL history. But, despite the chaos of the last two months, the championship tastes just as sweet for Spencer.
“At the end of the day, all of the guys are there to compete,” Spencer said. “You play for each other, you play for the coaches, you play to win. If you’re the last team standing, that’s all that matters, so the feeling doesn’t really change. If you’re holding that trophy, that’s the most important thing.”
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Major League Lacrosse ( MLL ) is a men’s field lacrosse league composed of six active teams in the United States.The first season of the league took place in 2001. From the end of May to the end of September, teams will play 16 regular season matches in which four teams will play for the championship trophy. Steinfeld Trophy.
Fox Sports Net (2001-2003)
For Major League Lacrosse   The first two  seasons, their games were broadcast on Fox Sports Net. Parcel  called for 12 regular season TV broadcasts on Sunday afternoons, starting in the second week of June  and going through the MLL Championship Game on Labor Day Weekend.
Fox Sports Net employs Mike Crispino, Quint Kessenich, and Brian Kilmead as commentators. 
ESPN2  Broadcast the weekly MLL game on Tuesday  afternoon from 2003 through 2011.  In 2012 ESPN2 televised three games regular season, All-Star Game, one semi-final and an MLL Championship game. MLL games have not been shown regularly on ESPN2 since 2012 due to low ratings.  Games continue to stream on ESPN3.
ESPN2 used by Joe Beninati  and Quint Kessenich as commentator. Other commentators that ESPN3  hired were announcers Todd Bell, Jason Chandler, Mike Evans, Scott Garceau, Eamon McAnani, Dave Ryan and Tom Verme along with analysts Paul Carcaterra, Brian Shanahan, Evan Washburne and Ron Zverin.
CBS Sports Network (2013–2017) and Lax Sports Network (2018)
CBS Sports Network  has been televising All-Star and Playoffs since 2013.MLL has not received any money from these networks for these transactions. 
CBS Sports Network planned to broadcast 14 games nationwide in 2012. Dave Ryan and Evan Waschburne   were commentators. CBS Sports Network also aired about 18 episodes a year. Inside MLL ,  This was a 30-minute show hosted by Evan Washburn that covered last week’s games and current league news.
The first game  aired by CBS Sports Network was a game from the Mile High Playground between the Rochester Rattlers and the Denver Outlaws on Saturday, May 18, 2013.The game went on the air with a delay of one hour on the same day at 22:00. ET. CBS Sports Network also planned to air the semi-final game later in August.
In 2017, Lax Sports Network received exclusive rights to all 63 regular season games.  Eric Frede  and Brendan McDaniels were recruited by LAX Sports Network as commentators. Twitter was streaming the semi-finals and CBS Sports Network was streaming the finals.  
Stadium, ESPN + and ESPN2 (from 2019 onwards)to present)
On April 1, 2019, the league announced that it had redeemed the broadcast rights from Lax Sports Network.  It was unclear where each team would broadcast their games, although Boston Cannons announced on March 28 that NBC Sports Boston was broadcasting all 16 of their games. 
The day before the start of Season 2019, the league announced that 12 matches will be streamed to the Stadium and the network will broadcast a weekly studio show. 
The League also announced a renewed partnership with ESPN. “MLL Championship Weekend Coverage on ESPN2 and ESPNEWS”. Major League Lacrosse . 24 September 2019.
Palma de Mallorca Spain – City Guide
The capital of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, is rightfully called one of the oldest cities in Europe. Archaeologists have discovered here traces of the ancient people of the Neolithic era (6-4 thousand years BC) and stone structures of the Bronze Age (2-1 thousand years BC).
Active colonization of Mallorca by the Phoenicians began in the 8th century BC.NS. All of its territory was controlled by Carthage for several centuries, and after its fall, during the Second Punic War, pirates ruled the ball here. In 123 BC. the Romans seized power over the island, and the robbers were finished. Wanting to strengthen their power in this part of the Mediterranean, the Imperials erected the port city of Palmaria (Palma). From here they traded with Africa and the provinces of Spain.
In 427 AD, when the Roman Empire collapsed, Majorca was invaded by Vandals under the leadership of Gunderich.For many years they used the island as a base, returning here after pogroms and looting. But this milestone in the history of the city ended when the Byzantines came to Palma in 534. During their reign, Christianity spread on the island, temples were built, and infrastructure developed.
In 903, the Arabs conquered the Balearic Islands, including Mallorca. Local residents were converted to the Muslim faith. The city of Palma, renamed Medina Mayurcu during this period, was rebuilt, expanded and turned into one of the largest ports in the Cordoba Caliphate.Manufacturing production, agriculture developed on its territory, and trade was active. The Balearic Islands became an independent territory in the 11th century after the collapse of the Caliphate, becoming the Muslim state of Taifa Denia. This is a rather dark period in the history of the city, since for almost 100 years it turned into a pirate port, from which attacks were made on ships and coastal settlements of Christian states.
At the beginning of the 13th century, an army led by King Jaime I of Aragon conquered the Balearic Islands from the pirates, and they became part of his kingdom.And Palma received the status of the capital of the Kingdom of Mallorca.
After the expulsion of the Arabs, the Catalans settled in the city. Here, shipbuilding and trade began to flourish. But in the middle of the XIV century, another black page in the history of the city was opened – an epidemic of plague came to the island, taking a significant part of the population.
After 100 years, Mallorca became part of Catholic Spain. Later, when King Philip V was victorious as a result of the civil war of the 16th century, a decree was signed defining this territory as an autonomous community of the Balearic Islands.Beginning in 1810, the Spaniards began to move to Mallorca, fleeing the occupation of the main territory of the state by Napoleon’s troops. It was during this period that the capital of the island received its modern name.
By the middle of the 19th century, the city had become a popular holiday destination for the European nobility and bohemians. There is a version that the “discoverers” of the resort were Frederic Chopin and his beloved Baroness Aurora Dupin (Georges Sand).
The development of the resort potential of the city was temporarily suspended by the Second World War.But after its completion, the tourists returned to Palma de Mallorca again. The construction of a new airport in 1965 and the active development of infrastructure contributed to the fact that Palma has become a very popular resort in a short time.
Over the past 50 years, the city has become even more beautiful. In 2007, a metro line was opened in it, and the tourist infrastructure continues to improve. And now the number of visitors to the capital of the island per year is in the tens of millions. The city is still loved by aristocrats and the creative elite.Walking through its streets, a tourist is equally likely to meet the Queen of Spain and Michael Douglas.
Morphological characteristics of Dollo Dolloidraco longedorsalis (Artedidraconidae, Notothenioidei) from the marginal seas of Antarctica
ISSUES OF ICHTIOLOGY Vol. 55 No. 5 2015
343 BALUSHKINA 9000
W, depth 270 m,
01/28/1981; ZMH 120159 (ISH 217-1981) – 1 copy.
SL 59.5 mm, “Polarsirkel”, art. 153, trawl 2, 70
W, depth 270 m, 01/28/1981 ; ZMH
121850 (ISH 541984) – 1 copy.
76.0 mm, “Po
larstern”, st. 480, 77
at 1168 m, 17.02.1984; ZMH 123381 (ISH 371989) –
77.3 and 71.3 mm, “Polarstern”, art. 226, trawl
W, depth 569–574 m,
01/28/1989; ZIN No. 51407 – 1 copy.
“Polarstern”, flight 39, st. 1, 71
10 S 11
depth 462–481 m, 05.02.1996, collectors
B.I. Sirenko, I.S. Smirnov; ZIN No. 51408 –
70.4–73.5 mm, “Polarstern”, flight 39, st. 5,
70 Ssh., 12
90 W, depth 227–232 m,
02/07/1996, collectors B.I. Sirenko, I.S. Smir
new; ZIN No. 51409 – 1 copy.
70.4 mm, “Po
larstern”, flight 39, st. 6, 71
30 S 13
depth 254–262 m, February 25, 1996, collectors
B.I. Sirenko, I.S. Smirnov; ZIN No. 51410 –
66.8–79.6 mm, “Polarstern”, flight 39, st. 9,
30 S 12
30 W, depth 604–574 m,
02/10/1996, B.I. Sirenko, I.S. Smir
new; ZIN No. 51411 – 10 copies.
65.7–84.1 mm, “Po
larstern”, flight 39, st. 15, 73
depth 428–446 m, 15.02.1996, collectors
B.I. Sirenko, I.S. Smirnov; ZIN No. 51412 –
65.6–80.8 mm, “Polarstern”, flight 39, st.
10 S 21
90 W, depth 465–468 m,
02.16.1996, B.I. Sirenko, I.S. Smir
new; ZIN No. 51413 – 2 copies.
73.4 and 77.0 mm, “Po
larstern”, flight 39, st. 22, 73
70 S 21
depth 457–459 m, 13.02.1996, collectors
B.I. Sirenko, I.S. Smirnov; ZIN No. 51414 –
36.9–77.0 mm, “Polarstern”, flight 39,
st. 29, 70
80 W, depth 504–529 m,
February 28, 1996, B.I. Sirenko,
Mawson Sea – 2 specimens: ZIN No. 39388 – 1 specimen.
60.4 mm, d / e “Ob”, st. 18, 64
depth 470–460 m, 03/04/1956, collectors
A.P.Andriyashev, A.K. Tokarev; ZIN No. 39389 –
63.5 mm, d / e “Ob”, st. 28, 65
east, depth 515–550 m, 03/08/1956, number
lecturers A.P. Andriyashev, A.K. Tokarev.
Lazarev Sea – 1 copy: ZIN No. 55578 – 1 copy.
79.1 mm, 69
6 SNS. 10
21’0 E, OPS “Aka”
demik Knipovich, flight 19, tr. 15, depth 350–
370 m, 03/12/1981, collectors A.V. Neelov,
Ross Sea – 2 specimens: ZIN No. 55579 – 1 specimen.
90.8 mm, “Pelamida”, 76
5 S 168
depth 700 m, 02/12/1970, collector I.I. Se
robaba; ZIN No. 55580 – 1 copy.
77.5 mm, “Pela”
E, depth 640 m,
02/13/1970, collector I.I. Serobaba.
When describing the species, the authors followed the scheme
used in previous publications
(Balushkin, Spodareva, 2013a, 2013b).
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
The eyes are directed more upward,
than to the sides. The first dorsal fin (
is displaced anteriorly to the head (proximal ptery
giophore of the 1st ray
1 enters between the 1st and 2nd m by
bells or before 1st vertebra). The lower gu
ba is dissected at the symphysis. The pectoral fin contains
13–18 rays. Between the dorsal fins
there are usually two intervertebral spaces, where
does not include the proximal pterygiophores.The needles are
The stave vertebrae are elongated. The rays in the anal and
second dorsal fins are unbranched. The tail
fin is longer than the base of the anal
nick. Chin antenna long, extending
backward, at least to the middle of the pupil. There are
large ocular spot on the caudal fin.
No internal organ. Posttemporal
ridges are absent.
Family ties. Phylogenetic
analysis of all four genera of Artedidraconidae by the method
by Hennig cladistics (21
morphological characters were used) revealed two sisters
groups in the family:
Artedidraco + Dolloidraco
Artedidraco + Dolloidraco and
(their synapomor is
fia – a low number of rays in the pectoral fin)
well confirmed the previous intuitive
genus of these authors
1913; Regan, 1914; Norman,
1938; Eakin, 1981). Moreover, if
clear autapomorphies (elongated caudal
vertebrae, unbranched rays in the anal fin
and in the 2nd dorsal fin), then for species
did not succeed to find not only a common apo
morph, but even a plesiomorphic trait
(Balushkin, 2000).The symplesiomorphism of the species
, expressed in the presence of a continuous (not
dissected at the symphysis) lower lip, we discovered
only now. The
results of the phylogenetic analysis of beards
using the molecular baggage methods
were unexpected (Derome et al., 2002; Lecointre et al., 2011).
According to these authors,
is a polyphyletic taxon, two species of which are
occupy the basic position
in the family, a
together with the genus
and other species
Arnold to the genus
(in the public
, only four and
were taken into account, respectively, two types of pogonophrins, but now there are
already 28 species: Spodareva, Balushkin, 2014).For the support of
based on molecular data
If Semak is fired: 3 ways for St. Petersburg Zenith | Strategy.Com
Sergei Semak was a real boon for Zenit. After a series of unsuccessful seasons, it was the Russian specialist who returned the St. Petersburg grandee to the pedestal of national football. But last week brought extremely painful ones from Club Brugge in the Champions League and Rubin in the RPL, which made the alignment worse in both tournaments. So far, the mentor is trusted. But if there is no result with Borussia, and especially with Khimki, the St. Petersburg club may switch to looking for a new coach.The names of the candidates are already being heard. Who can be invited to North Palmyra, which path to choose? Journalists and experts name several options.
Zenit can return what has already worked here
Remains without work Spalletti . Luciano had an excellent 5 seasons in Russia, winning 4 trophies. He still enjoys tremendous prestige among the fans of the St. Petersburg club. Returning to his homeland, the mentor showed good results in “Roma” and “Inter”, but still did not win anything with both clubs.As a result, after the resignation from the Milan project, an authoritative specialist has been unemployed for a year now. It is quite possible that he will be interested in the option of returning to St. Petersburg. The name Villash-Boash was also mentioned. But the Portuguese is employed at Marseille, with whom he plays in the Champions League, and is unlikely to want to leave the Olympic. At least now, in the middle of the season.
You can lure a new “Varangian”
Zenit took a large part of its trophies under the guidance of foreign specialists.Yes, there were some misfires, just remember Lucescu and Mancini. Still, the “legionnaires” brought something for the further progress of the St. Petersburg project. By the way, in 2018, when Maurizio Sarri was leaving Napoli, there were attempts to lure him to St. Petersburg. But then it was obvious that the “Smoker” would choose “Chelsea”. Now, dismissed from Juventus, he can respond to an offer from Zenit, where his fellow countrymen were so eagerly welcomed. But this is far from the only option.
Gazprom’s brainchild may be of interest to those coaches in Europe
Especially those shop representatives who are now out of work.It could be Leonardo Jardim (by the way, who worked with the Russian owner and manager) – the creator of the very “Monaco” that took the title from PSG and played in the Champions League semifinals. It may be the former mentor of the “Parisians”, Laurent Blanc , which has been out of work for a very long time. We remember that the “President” also headed Bordeaux (and made him the champion of the country) and the French national team.
There are some interesting specialists in Spain
You can bet on experience and call Ernesto Valverde .After his dismissal, it did not get better, to put it mildly. And Koeman has already lost the first “El Clasico”. Or invite Marcelino , in which Valencia immediately became a formidable force and took the cup just from Barcelona Ant. But will they agree to work so far from their native Spain? The experience of Emery and Xavi Gracia does not inspire …
It is possible that they will continue to rely on domestic specialists
Especially since 2, possibly, the main “aksakals” of the coaching department are free.I do not intend to retire Semin . Yes, Yuri Pavlovich is a Muscovite, but against St. Petersburg and Zenit, he did not allow himself to speak. In addition, he worked, for example, in Kiev. Alternative – Berdyev , who was never given a chance to lead the capital “Dynamo”. Kurban Bekievich prepared how many players for the champion headed by Azmun – why not try?
Who will they choose? Or will they continue to trust Semak? We are waiting for your comments on the article.