Category: xqfnxrld

  • Twins add Alex Meyer to 40-man roster

    first_imgMeyer graduated from Greensburg High School in 2008.GREENSBURG, Ind. –Alex Meyer is one step closer to pitching in the Major Leagues as the Minnesota Twins added the Greensburg High School grad to the 40-man roster.The local product started 27 games last year for the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate Rochester Red Wings posting a 3.52 ERA.The 40-man roster is composed of players who are signed to a major-league contract and can be called up to the big leagues at any time during the season.The Cincinnati Reds will host the Twins at Great American Ball Park next season from June 29th through July 1st.last_img read more

  • Indian Premier League Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes BIG statement after loss against Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1

    first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “These are the best batsmen we have got, it looks like we are are batting well, but at times, but in different games, they pull off shots that shouldn’t be played. These are the players who we have banked on. They have the experience and they should know to assess the conditions better, hopefully, we will do well in the next game,” said.While the spinners didn’t have a big total to defend, Dhoni thought that they should have bowled a bit wider from the batsmen.”I think we were a bit unlucky at times, some balls dropped right in the middle, a few catches weren’t taken. We perhaps had to bowl slightly away from the batsmen, we didn’t have runs on the board, every boundary conceded in a 130 defence is bad.”He had a word of caution now that CSK has lost four out of their last six games but are still in the hunt having finished in the top two.”It isn’t good to lose games at such times, but it is good that we finished in the top-two, rather then going over the wicket, we now need to go round the wicket, that means the journey takes a longer time. But luckily, we finished in the top-two and that gives us a second chance.” Chennai: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wasn’t happy that his batsmen failed to read the slow Chepauk track and were not discreet in their shot selection during their six-wicket loss against Mumbai Indians in the first IPL Qualifier on Tuesday. CSK could score only 131 for 4 batting first, a target that was surpassed in 18.3 overs. “At home, we had to assess the conditions quickly. We have played 6 to 7 games already, that’s the home advantage. We needed to know how the pitch behaves, would it be tacky? Is the ball coming on or not, those were the things we didn’t do well, I think the batting needs to get better,” CSK skipper didn’t mince words at the post-match presentation ceremony.Dhoni was particularly critical about the fact that shot selection wasn’t the best in many cases during the past few games. highlights Chennai Super Kings will now play Qualifier 2 at Vizag. Mumbai Indians are through to the final of IPL 12. The Eliminator will be played between Delhi and Hyderabad.last_img read more

  • NPFL: Effiong Brothers Lift Abia Warriors to Second Spot

    first_imgWhen played resumed yesterday, Ndifreke, the national U-23 star and younger brother of Godwin who also scored against Lobi last season, made the game safe for the Warriors in the 49th minute when he connected Anthony Okemmiri’s right wing cross with a diving header which left Lobi’s goalkeeper, Okemute Odah helpless. Both sides effected the maximum substitutions but no more goals were scored.Abia Warriors, the only unbeaten side in the league this season, now occupy the second position on the log with 20 points and also have a match in hand against Warri Wolves.In his reaction, Abia Warriors Manager, Kennedy Boboye, said the victory was a hard one and described Lobi Stars as a very good side.Boboye, the League Bloggers Manager of the month award winner for February 2016, said his team remains a work in progress and will get better in the days to come.On their own, the two brothers who scored for Abia Warriors, Godwin and Ndifreke Effiong thanked God for the victory but failed to lay emphasis on who scored the goals.According to them, in as much as it was a thing of joy for two of them to score in the same match, the most important thing remains the three points at stake which they fully grabbed and promised to always give their best for the club whenever selected.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Effiong brothers, Godwin and Ndifreke, scored in each half monday at the Umuahia Township Stadium to help Abia Warriors FC beat visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi 2-0 to go second on the log the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL)The week 11 encounter, which was suspended by the referees 24 hours earlier because of a heavy downpour which had rendered the pitch unplayable, was only 12 minutes old the previous day when Godwin nodded Abia Warriors in front.The heavens then opened up and after 35 minutes of play the centre referee from Lagos State Omowaiye Segun after due consultations with the match commissioner and other officials, announced that the encounter would be concluded the following morning.last_img read more

  • Basketball will host Arizona Thursday night

    first_imgSenior forward Bennie Boatwright and junior forward Nick Rakocevic led the flurry of scoring with 21 points apiece, tallying both players’ second double-digit game in a row. Junior guard Jonah Mathews added 16 points, providing a well-balanced attack that sustained the Trojans throughout the game. The Trojans will first face off against Arizona Thursday before taking on Arizona State Saturday night. The two games will give the team a chance to face off against the No. 2 and No. 3 teams in the Pac-12 after a two-game skid of losses on the road in Oregon. Junior guard Jonah Mathews goes for the layup in a win against UCLA on Jan. 19 at the Galen Center. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) After facing off against Arizona, the team will only have a few days to regroup before facing the Sun Devils. Ranked third in the conference, Arizona State is fresh off a pair of wins in Oregon. Standout freshman Luguentz Dort, a Canadian guard averaging 16.4 points per game, has led the team this season. Despite the Bruins’ rocky 10-8 start — which culminated in an early-season firing of sixth-year head coach Steve Alford — the Trojans’ dominant win over their rivals bolstered the team’s confidence on Saturday. At first, the rivalry game remained neck-and-neck, with the Trojans exiting the first half with only a 3-point lead. But the second half was a different story, and the Trojans powered on to an 80-67 victory. The team isn’t fully operational yet, with freshman Kevin Porter Jr. remaining on the sidelines due to an indefinite suspension. The cause and terms of his suspension have yet to be disclosed by USC Athletics, but Enfield said after practice on Tuesday that the freshman is “trying” to meet expectations to return to game action soon. Before his suspension, Porter Jr. averaged 10.7 points per game for the Trojans. Both teams will provide a challenge for the Trojans, who are settled in the middle of the Pac-12 standings with a pair of conference losses. The team has been in its element at the Galen Center this season, going 9-2 at home and that continued strength will be vital to carving out a place in an evenly balanced conference. After an emphatic victory against UCLA Saturday, the men’s basketball team is looking to stay the course with a pair of home games this weekend. The Wildcats are 5-1 in conference play with a lone 59-54 loss to Oregon last Thursday. The team’s high-powered offense has scored 75 or more points in their past three games, under the leadership of sophomore guard Brandon Randolph, who averages 15.4 points per game. Although the team is young — with three underclassmen as its leading scorers — the Wildcats have been building toward dominant wins, capped off by an 11-point victory over the Oregon State Beavers days after the Trojans fell to them.last_img read more

  • Pre Season training going well for the Tipp hurlers

    first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Pre season training is said to be going well for the Tipp senior hurlers.They’ve played a number of challenge games, and are doing heavy training in tough conditions.The Premier are looking forward to the league opener against Clare on January 28th. Tipp captain Padraic Maher says players are fighting tooth and nail for a place on the starting 15…last_img

  • Arsenal owner makes demands on Wenger

    first_imgArsenal FC majority shareholder Stan Kroenke says he would like to see Arsenal win the Premier LeNorth London.ague and has backed Arsene Wenger as the man to bring the title back toThe Gunners have not won any silverware since the FA Cup final triumph over Manchester United back in 2005 and the Kroenke year-old business tycoon says he is desperate for Arsenal to win the Premier League title.Trophy experienceKroenke in an interview with the Mirror said the signing of Mesut Ozil was a necessity, not a statement, and that he’d love to experience the Gunners take home the Premier League crown.-There would be nothing cooler. I’ve never experienced it over here, to win the championship of the Premier League. Some of my American cohorts have experienced that and we haven’t been able to.-I’m not getting any younger. It’s something I would like to achieve. There would be nothing more thrilling than to win a championship. -I know that I say how much I’d like to win. But I know for the players, for the coaches and the manager, everyone around the club who is there every day, I can’t imagine the level of excitement they would have.-The idea that no one cares or is passionate about that sort of thing is just beyond the realms of ­imagination. Kroenke stated.ConfirmedThe Gunners’ owner also confirmed there is more big cash available after the “fantastic” £42million record signing of Mesut Ozil.Kroenke also insists he is determined to help build a title-winning team, confirming he is at the Emirates for the long term and said he has never sold any of the sports clubs he owns and will not start now.last_img read more

  • Spurs’ Gregg Popovich: ‘Tough to game-plan’ for Clippers’ Jamal Crawford

    first_img“At the end of the day, it’s going to be the team that makes the least mistakes,” Jordan said. “So we’ve just gotta stick to our principles, our stuff. We can’t let their defense or their offense take us out of our defense and offense.“We’ve gotta stick to what got us here, and we’ll be fine.”Budenholzer applaudedMike Budenholzer was a Spurs assistant coach from 1996-2013. He was named NBA Coach of the Year on Tuesday in his second year as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, who had the best record (60-22) in the Eastern Conference.Spurs power forward Tim Duncan was stoked to hear of Budenholzer’s award.“Well deserved,” Duncan said. “I’m happy for him. The job he’s done in the second year to turn that team into what he wants it to be, be on top of the East, best record, is a great accomplishment.”Popovich chimed in.“It’s great that people noticed and understood what a good job he did,” he said. “I’m sure he doesn’t even know which way to turn, but he’s a happy camper, for sure.”Bummed about BrooksBoth Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Popovich bemoaned the firing of Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks on Wednesday. Brooks led the Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012, where they lost to the Miami Heat. He was at the helm for seven years.OKC just missed making the playoffs this season, but injuries — especially to reigning MVP Kevin Durant — played a role in that.“I don’t know if saddened is the right word, but he’s a terrific coach, I think we all know that,” Rivers said. “It’s our business, I guess. I was just surprised. … It was just too bad. He had a lot of injuries and stuff like that. That’s a tough blow.”Said Popovich: “It’s sad when a colleague is let go, obviously. We’re all in situations where it’s pretty volatile, ever-changing, that’s for sure. But Scotty Brooks has done a heck of a job. He’s a hard-working, talented coach, good man and he won’t have to wait very long to be a head coach again.” No one would have blamed San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich if he was rooting for Clippers sixth-man Jamal Crawford to stay in the shooting funk he had been in since returning from a calf injury that saw him miss 17 consecutive games.Crawford played the last four games of the regular season upon his return, but struggled mightily with his shot, making just 10 of 36 (27.7 percent) from the field, including 4 of 19 (21 percent) from 3-point range.But Crawford is the ultimate rhythm shooter. He found it Sunday in the Clippers’ 107-92 victory over the Spurs in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series at Staples Center.Crawford scored 17 points, shot 7 of 10 from the field — 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. “He’s tough to game-plan for unless you just want to go ahead and double-team him and never let him shoot the ball or dribble it more than once,” Popovich said Wednesday prior to his team taking on the Clippers in Game 2.“He’s an uncanny scorer and just a great, great asset off the bench because he can do so much to bring offense to your team. And he enjoys the challenge and it’s difficult for everybody to try and keep him under wraps, so he’s very important for their team.”A long way to goClippers center DeAndre Jordan is smart. He knows that although winning Game 1 on Sunday was a good thing, this is a seven-game series and so much can happen, especially when going up against the defending champions.The way he sees it, the team that executes the best while doing what it does best, will emerge victorious and advance to the next round.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

  • Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday and Thursday, July 3-4

    first_imgWellington Police Department Daily Bulletin for Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4:Wednesday, July 03, 2013•2:07 a.m. Sierra D. Craft, 21, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with disorderly conduct in the 400 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•Luanna Wilchek, 48, Wellington was served a summons to appear for failure to comply with notice to abate nuisance.•9:38 a.m. Michelle L. Teague, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large, no Wellington registration and no rabies vaccinations.•11 a.m. John D. Sexton, 23, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for probation violation.•11:30 a.m. Officers investigated control of animals five times, keeping of dogs in excess of four without a Kennel License and registration required (x7) in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.•2:50 p.m. Marvin K. Harrington, 82, Ronan, Montana was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration (expired tag).•Denise R. Cairns, 42, Wellington was served a summons to appear on charges of discharge fireworks in Wellington city limits and contributing to a minor’s misconduct.Thursday July 04, 2013•2:40 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt in the 900 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•10:30 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•11:17 a.m. Andrew S. Carroll, 23, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with battery in the 2000 block E. 7th, Wellington.•6:01 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and transporting an open container in the 200 block E. 21st, Wellington.•6:01 p.m. Brian W. Trainer, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving while license is suspended and transporting an open container.•8:55 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a boat in the 400 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•9:11 p.m. Officers took a report of a found purse in the area of First and Ash, Wellington.last_img read more

  • Conway Springs Fall Fest to start Thursday, run through Saturday

    first_imgFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

  • Ex-Rebels help Leafs beat up on former team

    first_imgThe Nelson Leafs accomplished something the franchise has done in a few years — win in Castlegar.And the Green and White used a couple of former Rebels to get the job done.Travis Wellman, who came to Nelson in an off-season trade, scored three times and another ex-Castlegar castoff Jamie Vlanich had two assists to lead the Leafs to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday in the Sunflower City.Castlegar is the defending KIJHL Champion.The win keeps the Leafs perfect in September after the franchise reeled off five exhibition victories.Nelson, out shooting the home side 38-27, including a 12-4 advantage in the opening period, held period leads of 3-1 and 3-2. Brandon Sookro and Robson Cramer added singles.Ed Lindsey and Quinn Klimchuk replied for Castlegar.Tyler Moffat earned the win in goal while Nate Rabbitt was the loser for Castlegar.The Leafs host Creston Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena to open the regular season at home.Castlegar hosts Grand Forks Border Bruins at 7:30 in the Complex.Hawks outlast Braves in Lilac CityBeaver Valley used a balanced attack to dump Spokane Braves 5-2 Friday at the Eagles Ice Arena in the Lilac City.Kyle Hope, Keanan Patershuk, Sam Swanson, Taylor Stafford and Ryan Edwards scored for the Hawks.Kurtis Redding and Levi Waterman replied for Spokane.last_img read more