Don’t settle for less Frank Warren warns Anthony Joshua

first_imgVeteran Boxing promoter Frank Warren has warned Nigeria born British pugilist Anthony Joshua against rushing to accept fresh fight especially one with lower stake only few weeks after re-claiming his titles. The 30 year old Olympic Super-heavyweight Gold medallist he noted stands a better chance of sealing a bigger fight against either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury in the near future if he kept his cool while relishing his impressive comeback. Warren who represents the Gypsy King, insists that a fight with either WBC champion Wilder or lineal champion Fury would be easier to make if Joshua did not have the issue of boxing organisations ordering him to fight mandatory challengers ‘If I was Anthony Joshua I wouldn’t fight again until we know the winner of this fight (between Wilder and Fury) Warren told the Telegraph. ‘I’d let them strip me of my titles, and not fight anybody until the big one.’ Warren shared his concerns regarding the possibility of Joshua, the current WBA, WBO and IBF champion, facing Kubrat Pulev, the IBF mandatory challenger, in Spring next year. The 67-year-old advised that the Briton would be better off avoiding the potential banana skin that the Bulgarian poses, and focus on sealing the deal with Wilder or Fury – who are set to step in the ring once again for a highly-anticipated rematch on February 22. Frank-Warren -Nobody is interested in sparring FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Joshua has set up a mammoth 2020 of heavyweight boxing after winning back the belts he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York this summer. Joshua who recently took time out to visit mentally and physically challenged person in a hospital in Lagos schooled the Mexican heavyweight in Saudi Arabia, winning the much talked rematch comfortably. The fight which took place December 7 saw many of his fans across the globe glued to television and other medium to take in minute by minute account of the encounter. Warren had previously declared that boxing fans would want to see Joshua battle Tyson Fury in the ring and not in the Gym when it was reported that Joshua was toying with the idea of sparring Tyson Fury. Read Also Anthony Joshua hungry to unify heavyweight division He said “Who cares about them sparring each other? We want to see them fight. ‘This sparring session will never happen. What’s the point of it? It’s about them in the ring together being watched by paying punters, not in the gym.’ Loading… Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Delicious Foods8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To Date10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more

St. Lucie County issues new mask mandate

first_imgAuthorities in St. Lucie County have issued a mandate requiring the public to wear face coverings while in public places.The emergency order was established Monday after health officials identified 3,061 cases of COVID-19 in the area.“Our numbers have continually increased,” said Health Director for St. Lucie County Clint Spreber.  “Protection increases when all people are wearing face coverings.”Under the order, those in the area are required to wear face coverings in all public buildings and businesses, as well as in outdoor areas when social distancing cannot be observed.Face mask must also be worn at indoor and outdoor restaurants at all times except for when “actively consuming food and beverages.”The mandate does not apply to children under the age of two or to those with severe medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from wearing a mask.The mandate will remain in place for the next 30 days. Those who do not obey the order will be subjected to fines up to $125.last_img read more

Ross Taylor becomes New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in red-ball cricket

first_imgSydney: Ross Taylor has become New Zealand’s leading Test run-scorer, surpassing Stephen Fleming to be touted as the most prolific batsman for the Black Caps in red-ball cricket. Taylor achieved the feat on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he hit Nathan Lyon over mid-on for three.The 35-year-old has 7,174 runs from 99 Tests and 174 innings. He has scored these runs at an average of 46.28, including 19 centuries and 33 fifties. Fleming had scored 7,172 runs in 111 Test matches he played for the Black Caps between 1994 and 2008.Taylor struggled in the three-match series. He could have brought up the milestone in Melbourne but compiled only six runs. However, he is still New Zealand’s second-top run-scorer on the wretched tour with scores of 80, 22, 4, 2, 22 and 22 in the six innings he played this tour Down Under.In February, Taylor had also moved past Fleming for the most ODI runs by a New Zealand batsman, and has the most runs in all international formats for the Black Caps, passing 17,250 international runs in this innings, which includes 39 centuries and 88 half-centuries.Taylor will become the fourth New Zealand cricketer after Fleming, Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum to play 100 Tests when they take on India in Wellington on February 21. IANSAlso Read: Ross Taylor becomes second New Zealand batsman to score 7K Test runs Also Watch: Torch Relay of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games received by District Administration in Kokrajharlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSAP Source: Pac-12 sets Sept. 26 start for football scheduleUNDATED (AP) — The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern Conference in pushing back its season by nearly a month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games to give its 12 member schools a better chance to manage complications and disruptions caused by the health crisis. The plan approved by university presidents adds an additional cross-divisional game to each team’s slate and moves the conference championship game back two weeks from Dec. 4 to Dec. 18 or 19. NFL-NEWS ESPN was first to report the conversation.Concerns have been expressed about lax behavior by players on the field — such as spitting or high-fives — and off. The scrambled schedule has also heightened doubts about whether the owners’ desire to play is realistic.MLB-NEWSChapman rejoins YankeesUNDATED (AP) — All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to return to Yankee Stadium following a bout with the coronavirus. He was expected to play catch before New York hosted the Boston Red Sox. Brown has caught 841 passes for 11,236 yards and 75 touchdowns in parts of 10 NFL seasons.In other NFL news:— Lions safety Jayron Kearse has been suspended by the league for the first three games of the 2020 regular season for violating league policy on substance abuse. Kearse is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and can return to the active roster after the team’s Week 3 game at Arizona. Formerly with division rival Minnesota, Kearse signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Detroit as a free agent. — Bills starting right guard Jon Feliciano is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. The team did not reveal when or how Feliciano was hurt in making the announcement on its website.— Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick will be the new announce team for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” according to a person familiar with the decision. The trio has familiarity working together. They called the late game in last season’s Week 1 doubleheader between Denver and Oakland. Antonio Brown suspended 8 games by NFLUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has suspended wide receiver Antonio Brown for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season under the league’s personal conduct policy.Brown currently is a free agent. He played one game last season for the Patriots before being released. Brown can be signed by any team and would be eligible to participate in all of his club’s preseason activities. The suspension would take effect when teams make their final cuts on Sept. 5. Brown pleaded no contest on June 12 to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year. July 31, 2020 Associated Press Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists to help Milwaukee get within one victory of wrapping up the No. 1 seed.In other Day 2 action of the NBA restart:— The Magic picked up their fourth straight win as Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Nikola Vucevic had 22 in a 128-118 dismantling of the Nets. Orlando led by 30 at one point and moved ahead of Brooklyn for seventh in the Eastern Conference. The Nets are missing Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan and Taurean Prince after they tested positive for the coronavirus.— CJ McCollum scored 33 points and teamed with Damian Lillard to provide 11 of Portland’s 16 in overtime, leading the Blazers past the Grizzlies, 140-135. Lillard finished with 29 points and nine assists, while Carmelo Anthony added 21. The Blazers are within 2 1/2 games of Memphis as Portland seeks its seventh consecutive playoff appearance.— The Suns cruised to a 125-112 win over the Wizards as Devin Booker scored 27 points and Deandre Ayton added 24 with 12 rebounds. The Suns hit 30 of 32 from the line, with Booker hitting all nine of his attempts. Phoenix 52% from the field in propping up its playoff hopes. — The White Sox have promoted second baseman Nick Madrigal, adding one of their top prospects to the roster. The 23-year-old had been training at the team’s auxiliary site. Madrigal was selected by Chicago with the fourth overall pick in the 2018 draft after a standout collegiate career at Oregon State. NBA-SCHEDULEBucks outlast CelticsUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of clinching the top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference after winning their re-opening game.Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left before the Bucks finished off a 119-112 win over the Celtics. Antetokounmpo was then called for a charging foul, appearing to negate his basket and giving him a sixth foul. The call was changed to a blocking foul on Boston’s Marcus Smart after review. Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Chapman’s return and said he wasn’t sure when the hard-throwing left-hander would be ready for game action. Chapman had been isolating in his Manhattan apartment since registering a positive test July 11. Also, Yanks right-hander Tommy Kahnle was added to the injured list with forearm tightness. He had an MRI taken Friday.In other MLB news:— The Cubs have signed former Indians closer Cody Allen to a minor league deal and sent him to their team’s training site in South Bend, Indiana. The Cubs’ bullpen struggled in the first week of the season. Closer Craig Kimbrel walked four batters and allowed two runs in his season debut Monday night. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEYankees top Bosox behind Judge, MontgomeryUNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees were winners in their first game against the rival Red Sox this season. NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus continues to alter the Major League Baseball schedule.Friday’s game between Milwaukee and visiting St. Louis had to be postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19. The teams are now expected to play a doubleheader on Sunday.The Cardinals are quarantined in their Milwaukee hotel. The team says it learned of the positive tests on Thursday night.Eight teams have been affected in the first nine days of the season. The Phillies and Marlins haven’t played since Sunday and are on hiatus until at least Sunday after 17 Marlins tested positive while staying in Philadelphia. Four other teams had their schedules altered due to the virus.Meanwhile, Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols. A person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press that the two discussed what is needed to be done to complete the season. Update on the latest sports Fowler closed with birdies on his final two holes for a 67.LPGA-DRIVE ON CHAMPIONSHIPKang leads as LPGA returnsTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The LPGA has made its return following a hiatus caused by the pandemic. Danielle Kang looked as though she’s been playing every week.Kang was bogey-free at Inverness Club for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. With no leaderboards or fans at the course, Kang said she had no idea where she stood after closing with a birdie. NHL-HURRICANES-HAMILTONHurricanes’ Dougie Hamilton out for Rangers series openerTORONTO (AP) — All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the NHL’s Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round.Hamilton has missed multiple practices, though the league has prohibited teams from disclosing whether a player is injured or ill amid the coronavirus pandemic. Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour (BRIHN’-dah-mohr) says Hamilton is “getting better for sure,” and the team hopes he will play in the best-of-5 series. Aaron Judge homered for the third straight night as the Yankees dumped the Red Sox, 5-1. Judge took aim at Yankee Stadium’s short right field porch in the third, a half-inning after starting a double play from right. Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) and Brett Gardner hit their first home runs of the season to back Jordan Montgomery, who was reached for just one run and five hits over 5 2/3 innings versus a hot lineup.Boston entered the day leading the majors in with a .276 batting average and the AL with a .783 OPS.Michael Chavis homered for Boston and Phillips Valdez impressed over 2 2/3 scoreless innings, but the club couldn’t overcome another poor start by Ryan Weber.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLCards-Brewers postponed after 2 St. Louis positive tests Hamilton broke his left leg in January and was sidelined until the NHL suspended the season because of the pandemic.PGA-FEDEX INVITATIONALBrendon Todd takes 2-stroke lead with 65 at WGC in MemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brendon Todd will carry a two-shot advantage into the third round of the PGA’s FedEx St. Jude Invitational.Todd followed Thursday’s 64 with a 5-under 65 that leaves him two ahead of Rickie Fowler. First-round leader Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) shot a 1-over 71 that drops him into a third-place tie with Chez Reavie and Byeong Hun An at minus-7. Jodi Ewart Shadoff also played bogey-free for a 67. Celine Boutier and Lee-Anne Pace also were at 5 under until both made bogey on the closing hole. TENNIS-US OPENUS Tennis Association says it’s still preparing for US OpenUNDATED (AP) — As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand.The U.S. Open usually is the year’s last Grand Slam tournament and its slated to run Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. It’s now the second major championship because of the pandemic.last_img read more

D’Abbraccio: Christmas follows up worst performance of season with best, carries Syracuse to upset of No. 12 Louisville

first_img Published on February 19, 2015 at 12:08 am It was obvious to Michael Gbinije that Rakeem Christmas wasn’t happy after Saturday’s loss.The Syracuse big man had disappeared against Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s phenom and the potential national player of the year, and stumbled to his worst performance of the season.But Christmas insists that the debate of his stature among the country’s most prolific big men isn’t what drove him to respond the way he did Wednesday night.“I don’t really care about all that. I just try to help my team win,” Christmas said. “I knew I had to put that game behind me and that’s what I tried to do.“And that’s what I did.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was Christmas’ team again. The script throughout the Orange’s nonconference schedule and its early Atlantic Coast Conference slate was reenacted in the form of his most efficient game yet. After two subpar outings — the latter of which on a national stage — he outshined Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell with 29 points as Syracuse (17-9, 8-5 ACC) finally got the best of a ranked team, the victim being the No. 12 Cardinals (20-6, 8-5), 69-59, in front of an overjoyed audience of 26,160 in the Carrier Dome.And on the other end, he anchored an SU defense that cut down the Cardinals’ shooting percentage by nearly 20 percent after halftime, which helped transform the Orange’s possibility of an upset into reality.“He finished everything down there,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He was spectacular in the low post… Tonight was his best, I thought, this year.”After a 4-for-4 start from the floor and his beginning to an exemplary night at the free-throw line, Christmas had 11 points by halftime.Harrell — his counterpart, an imposing big man who came in averaging 15.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game — had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first half. Even without suspended point guard Chris Jones, the Cardinals had shot 53.8 percent from the floor and their big man was off to a better start than Okafor was on Saturday. And he finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Christmas shot just 5-for-17.“He shrugged it off. He knew we had more games,” Gbinije said of Saturday’s loss to Duke. “His whole season’s not based off of that game.”With 13 minutes left, Christmas took back the control that we haven’t seen him command in a week and a half.The patented baby hook brought Syracuse within one. Two free throws put SU ahead. The next two baskets were pure athleticism.From the corner, he took on Chinanu Onuaku into the lane, absorbed contact as he floated in the air and drained the shot and the ensuing foul shot, without much reaction.And 30 seconds later, he was gliding toward the rim on the break and softly slamming in two more points to stir the crowd — but not with the usual arm raise he’s used to celebrate his dunks.When his run was over, Christmas had accounted for 14 of Syracuse’s 18 points and replaced a three-point deficit with a 58-52 lead with 5:07 left.“He was back to being Rak tonight,” Cooney said. “Just to get out there and be himself and finish the shots that he can, I thought he was unbelievable. Offensively and defensively, he changed the game.”And when Christmas pulled down a rebound with SU up by eight in the final 40 seconds and began walking toward the foul line, the standing ovation that developed felt intended for him just as much as it applauded the signature win he was nailing down.Instead of salvaging his numbers with meaningless dunks and making the disappointing walk through the tunnel like he did Saturday, Christmas was energizing a rowdy Carrier Dome crowd with his arms and nodding his head as the final seconds ticked away. Instead of submerging into a cushioned chair in the SU locker room and muttering his answers to reporters quieter than usual, Christmas stood — and even incited laughter.Yet despite Christmas’ career night, the consensus of postgame chatter was that defense was in fact the reason for the Orange’s defining victory. Boeheim said defense was the difference. Cooney said the game was more about defense than offense.Christmas wasn’t dominating the discussion — and that’s just fine with him.Phil D’Abbraccio is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at pmdabbra@syr.edu or on Twitter at @PhilDAbb. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tommy John, Jamie Moyer weigh in: Can anyone play a quarter century in MLB?

first_imgConsidering advancements in medicine, coaching techniques, and the emergence of biomechanical data, this seems counterintuitive. Yet the reason behind the vanishing over-40 pitcher is no secret. By emphasizing velocity, baseball’s prevailing game theory has turned pitching from a series of distance races into a series of sprints. The well-paced marathoner – the master of the complete game – has become less valuable than ever.John knows this. He doesn’t like it.Pitchers, he said, “can try to go on and pitch longer, or pitch the way the general managers and the techies want them to pitch – the Yalies, the Harvard guys and all that.”“The owner of the team looks at the bottom line: did we make money this year? You go from there,” John continued. “I’m a bottom-line pitching guy. I want to see wins. I don’t watch baseball anymore. It’s not the same game I played. The game’s changed. The players in it have changed. … I don’t think they appreciate the game and respect the game for what they’ve got. They’ve got a rare talent. They don’t respect it. I don’t like to see it.”Moyer, who retired midway through the 2012 season, holds a more agnostic view.“The sabermetrics have changed the game,” he said. “I’m not affiliated with an organization and I don’t know a lot about it. I’m not here to condone it, but it’s different. There’s a way for all of it to work together.”Unlike John, Moyer said he gladly watches baseball at home.“What the Milwaukee Brewers did last season was fantastic,” he said. “The starting rotation was probably their weakest link. The bullpen was one of their stronger links. I thought (Manager) Craig Counsell did a fabulous job with what he had. When you get into the playoffs, you don’t need five starters; you only need three or possibly a fourth. Their bullpen was so strong, so dominant, and it got them almost to the World Series. They did it a lot differently than how we’re used to seeing baseball being played.”By 2018 standards, John and Moyer were extreme finesse pitchers. They concede their careers are products of a bygone era, the relics of a dying trend. While it’s accurate to ascribe their longevity to when and how they pitched, it’s unfair to their perseverance.John wasn’t ready to retire in May 1989. After he was released by the Yankees, John said he tried hooking on with a handful of teams to no avail. Not once, he said, did he look around and wonder what he was doing on the same field as men half his age.“I loved playing baseball. That’s why I kept playing it as long as I did,” John said. “I loved competing. I loved it. That’s why I had Tommy John surgery. I asked Dr. Jobe if I needed it. He said, ‘no you don’t need it, but if you don’t have it you’ll never pitch again.’ It wasn’t that I was making $15 million. I wanted to pitch.”Once, midway through a disappointing 2006 season, Moyer said he resolved to retire at year’s end. That changed when he was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Philadelphia Phillies in August. He gladly waived his 10-and-5 rights to accommodate the trade to a contending team.Four years later, weeks away from his 48th birthday, Moyer faced another dilemma. He was attempting to rehab his ailing elbow with the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League. In his third appearance, Moyer said he completely tore the ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator tendon in his left elbow.When the Phillies’ team physician offered a recommendation of surgery, Moyer said he went to the late Dr. Lewis Yocum for a second opinion.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros “(Yocum) said, ‘look, you tore this thing pretty good’,” Moyer recalled. “‘I can fix it just so you can do some simple things for the rest of your life – golf, play catch – or I can fix it like I would if you’re 25, 30 years old. You’re probably not going to pitch again.’ I said, really? I took that as a challenge.“For me, it was the challenge of getting through the surgery. I only wanted to play if I felt like I could contribute.”Moyer did contribute again, finishing his major league career with the Colorado Rockies at age 49. In his third-to-last start, Moyer tapped a weak grounder between the mound and first base, and eluded the tag of Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt for a single. Two runs scored on the play, making Moyer the oldest player ever with an RBI.It’s a record he might never concede.“If you look at pitching these days, everything is max effort,” he said. “Look at the younger generations – high school, college, minor leagues, everybody’s trying to light up a radar gun, throw 100 mph. Our bodies aren’t made to perform in this game as a pitcher at max effort.”Not a 49-year-old’s body. Major League Baseball is no country for middle-aged men. Dodgers lose a wild game to the Giants in 11 innings Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut Tommy John is driving south on Interstate 5, somewhere between Bakersfield and the Bay Area, when his cell phone reception cuts out. Our call drops a moment later. I call him back. “This is Gavin Newsom,” says the voice on the other end. I have reached Tommy John’s sense of humor.As a rookie with the 1963 Cleveland Indians, John was teammates with World War II veteran Early Wynn. When John was released by the New York Yankees on May 30, 1989, the Yankees purchased Deion Sanders’ contract from Triple-A the next day. One might say his 26-year career started early and ended in prime time. In so doing, John persevered longer than all but two major league players: Nolan Ryan and 19th-century pioneer Cap Anson. That excludes the 1975 season John missed while recovering from a surgery that now bears his name.I called John because, maybe it’s just me, but it seems his longevity might never be surpassed. The math doesn’t look good. Bartolo Colon, 45, would need to pitch in each of the next five seasons to get to 26. Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki counted off his 27th season of professional baseball last year in Seattle, but only if you include his first nine seasons in Japan.I caught John lamenting the limits of GSM cells while tumbling down the Interstate en route to humble acclaim. The Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation will honor John and 25-year veteran Jamie Moyer with Iron Man awards Saturday at its annual “In The Spirit Of The Game” dinner in Beverly Hills. This token of recognition might too be meager. We might not see another 46-year-old in MLB.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Harvard-Westlake alum Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter for White Sox Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “You see ’em all the time,” John said, pausing for effect. “They’re coaches and managers.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“On the field? No,” he continued. “The guys who run the game now are more into the metrics, the spin on your fastball and curveball, the velocity, and as you get older it’s a fact: you start losing speed on your fastball. You just can’t do it. Jamie Moyer, he and I pitched the same way. (Tom) Glavine, (Greg) Maddux, we pitched the same way. You can’t compete at 46 throwing 100-mph fastballs. I could’ve if they let me use steroids.”Major league players lost their hall pass to the PED aisle in increments over a decade. Pitchers now strategically exchange the complete game for shorter starts featuring faster fastballs – a pitch that averaged 92.8 mph last season. Free agents are aging out of the market ever earlier. Add it up, and it’s easy to understand why the average MLB player age is trending younger.The irony of all this isn’t lost on John. He is less famous for his 26 seasons and 288 wins than a landmark medical procedure. If Dr. Frank Jobe had not replaced the ulnar collateral ligament in John’s left elbow in September 1974, he might have been forced to retire at age 32. Tommy John surgery carried the promise of extending pitchers’ careers – it has – but what John and Moyer accomplished looks less and less likely by the day.Hope for another 26-year career dies in the numbers. Toss out the period in which baseball treated standard drug tests as optional, and the distribution of seasons featuring pitchers over age 40 looks almost random. MLB’s kindest year to over-40 pitchers was 2007. That year, 18 men pitched past their 40th birthday. Next on the list is 2006, with 15. The 1945 season, a year when World War II forced younger men into military service, featured 14 over-40 pitchers. Next is 2008. In fact, of the top 30 seasons on this list, only one (2017) took place after regular-season HGH blood tests were introduced in 2013.last_img read more

MLB wrap: Cubs finish 3-game sweep of Brewers to pad lead in tight NL Central race

first_imgSchwing! pic.twitter.com/vSRjkiPfLz— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 4, 2019Yu Darvish picked up the win, allowing only one run and striking out eight through five innings of work. Chicago pitchers ended up with 15 strikeouts, the most by the team in a nine-inning game this season. Adrian Houser was tagged with the loss.Studs of the NightIndians right-hander Shane Bieber threw a complete game, giving up two runs and striking out eight in a 6-2 win over the Angels.Stud? More like Rangers’ hero. Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the seventh inning to push Texas past Detroit, 9-4.Kyle Freeland is seemingly back on track after he earned his first win in almost four months as the Rockies topped the Giants 6-2. Duds of the NightThe Royals laid a goose egg against the Twins. In Kansas City’s 3-0 loss, the team was only able to put together two hits.Joe Musgrove had a rough outing against the Mets. The Pirates righty was handed the loss after giving up eight runs on 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings. Gerrit Cole ‘flattered’ by John Smoltz saying Astros rotation better than ’90s Braves: We have a ways to go The Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Brewers with a 7-2 win Sunday.They now have a 1 1/2-game lead over the second-place Cardinals in the National League Central and lead the third-place Brewers by four games. Robinson Cano injury update: Mets put second baseman on IL with torn hamstring Jason Heyward, who settled into the leadoff position in the first game against Milwaukee, continued his hot hitting. The right fielder hit his second leadoff home run of the series to tie the game after one frame.J-Hey’s feeling the leadoff spot!#EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/P0CDH4AOLa— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 4, 2019But Heyward didn’t stop there. He hit an RBI triple in the second and brought in another run in the sixth inning on a ground out. Kyle Schwarber added a home run and Anthony Rizzo had four hits. Related News Astros’ Justin Verlander makes insane MLB history with 200th strikeout this season HighlightsKetel Marte with a great slide to finish off an inside-the-park home run for Diamondbacks.INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN FOR KETEL MARTE :scream: pic.twitter.com/KFBpBLnStZ— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) August 4, 2019Max Muncy walks it off for the Dodgers.Max Muncy walks it off for LA, as they beat the Padres! #LosAngeles #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/YIxzRcr7Cp— The Life of Baseball (@LifeofBaseb) August 5, 2019What’s Next?Cardinals (58-52) at Dodgers (74-40), 10:10 p.m. ET — After winning nine of 10 last month, the Cardinals have dropped five of seven and are losing ground to the first-place Cubs. Things don’t get any easier Monday as the Cards begin a series with the Dodgers, who boast the best record in the NL. St. Louis will start Michael Wacha (6-4, 5.15 ERA) in the opener. Los Angeles will counter with Tony Gonsolin (0-1, 5.63).last_img read more

Fans welcomed Representatives of BiH at the Airport Tuzla (Video)

first_imgRepresentatives of BiH in the sitting volleyball, who won the second place at the World Cup in the Netherlands on Sunday, landed at the International Airport Tuzla yesterday where they were welcomed by many fans.Silver medal winners were welcomed by many citizens at the Airport Tuzla who did not hide their satisfaction with the success achieved by our silver boys.“This was maybe even the most difficult finals for us, but I still think that we achieved a great success. We knew that a difficult path is ahead of us because we had certain problems even before,” said Sabahudin Delalic, who used this opportunity and thanked everyone who welcomed them at the International Airport of Tuzla.The wish of BH representatives when they departed to the Netherlands was the placement in the finals of the competition and the Paralympic Games.“We were secretly hoping to stay on the top and win against Iran, but we did not succeed. Unfortunately, or luckily, we had the most difficult path to finals this time. It was very difficult from the psychological aspect as well, but we managed to make a good result. Although it is not a gold medal, I believe that it is the most valuable one so far,” said representative Ermin Jusufovic.To recall, our representatives were defeated by the team of Iran on Sunday with the score 3: 0 in sets, whole BH volleyball players won against the selection of Iraq, Egypt and Poland in the group stage of the competition at this year’s World Cup.Our team won against Russia in the quarter-finals with the score 3: 1, and the same result was recorded in the semi-final match against the team of Brazil.Unfortunately, our national team did not manage to defend the title of the world champions they achieved four years ago in Poland. Besides 2014, our national team was the best in the world in 2002 and 2006.Take a look at the video:(Source: A. K./Klix.ba)last_img read more

McCue named 2016 Impact Bank Wellington High School student of the year

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Florida man sentenced to 70 years behind bars for raping 1-year-old

first_imgA 31-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to 70 years behind bars after authorities say he admitted to repeatedly raping a 1-year-old child and posting the video of the incidents to the web.Prosecutors say James Lockhart was sentenced Thursday after he admitted guilt in March.According to the report investigators found that Lockhart recorded “a sexually violent four-video series” of himself raping a 1-year-old between between March 2016 and February 2018 which he then posted to the dark web.  He then reportedly made other sexually explicit videos with the child and that he had bragged about raping another 1-year-old.In addition to that, investigators reported that they found several devices in Lockharts home that contained 43 videos depicting child pornography and at least 4,000 images of child pornography.Lockhart was sentenced to the statutory maximum penalty for producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography.Read the report here.last_img read more