Corey Kluber gets 18th win as Indians beat Mariners

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kluber threw seven strong innings to become the first 18-game winner in the AL, Jose Ramirez’s 29th home run snapped a 2-all tie, and the Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday.Kluber (18-4) made only one mistake in winning his sixth straight start, striking out 10 and allowing six hits. It was his 15th start this season with at least 10 strikeouts. And Kluber didn’t feel at his best after getting extra rest before this turn in the rotation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Just didn’t quite feel as crisp as when you get to go every fifth day, but it’s about making adjustments,” Kluber said.Ben Gamel had a two-run homer with two outs in the fifth inning to pull Seattle even and snap a string of 26 2/3 scoreless innings by Kluber. Both of the runs were unearned after an error by Giovanny Urshela. But it was the only offense the Mariners could produce against Cleveland’s ace. Mariners: Seattle was without starting SS Jean Segura on Sunday, and he may miss a few more games with a sprained middle finger on his right hand. Segura was hurt in Saturday’s game. Servais said it would probably be a few days before Segura will be back in the lineup.UP NEXTIndians: Cleveland has Monday off before opening a three-game series at home against Minnesota. Josh Tomlin (9-9) will start the opener.Mariners: Seattle goes on the road for its final six games, beginning with three against Oakland. Felix Hernandez (5-5) will start the opener against the A’s.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE — At this point, there is not much Corey Kluber can do to strengthen his case for the American League Cy Young Award. Another win, another quality start, another 10 strikeouts has become what is expected from Cleveland’s ace.“He’s the Cy Young. I think he’s clearly the Cy Young,” Indians teammate Jason Kipnis said. “That doesn’t take away anything from Chris Sale. I think he’s clearly the No. 2 and would be the Cy Young in any other year Corey Kluber is not pitching like this. What he’s done has just been efficient as you can be.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trump criticisms spark more protests at NFL gamescenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up The Indians won for the 29th time in 31 games, won their ninth straight series and have not lost consecutive games since Aug. 22-23.The loss eliminated the Mariners from contention for the second AL wild card. Seattle is seven games behind Minnesota with six games left. The Mariners have not made the postseason since 2001.“We faced some really good pitching the last couple weeks,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “I’m proud of our guys and the way they fought all year. It’s disappointing with the expectations we had on ourselves and this ballclub.”Ramirez put Cleveland in front leading off the sixth with a solo shot off Seattle starter Mike Leake (3-1) and put Kluber in line for the victory.Cleveland also got RBI doubles from Edwin Encarnacion and Jason Kipnis in the fourth. Encarnacion later doubled in the eighth off reliever Shea Simmons and scored on a sacrifice fly from Kipnis.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Brian Shaw pitched a clean eighth, and Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 29th save. Allen allowed a game-ending home run to Nelson Cruz in Friday’s loss but struck out two of three batters in the ninth on Sunday.“We knew (Allen) was fine or he wouldn’t be pitching,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.STARTING OFFLeake was lifted after 6 2/3 innings, the third time in five starts since being acquired by Seattle that he pitched into the seventh. The right-hander pitched into the seventh just twice in his final 10 starts with St. Louis.The three earned runs were the most allowed by Leake since his addition to the Mariners rotation.POSTSEASON DROUGHTSeattle has the longest postseason drought in baseball at 16 years and counting. The Mariners were in the middle of the wild card race until the past 10 days, when they were swept by the Astros in Houston and swept at home by Texas. Seattle has dropped eight of nine.“It says a lot for our guys to keep it up like that for as long as we did,” Servais said. “I think when you battle so long like that … you kind of run out of gas. You can only go so far.”TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: 1B Carlos Santana was out of the lineup a day after having his right arm bent awkwardly in a collision at first base with Seattle’s Jean Segura running down the line. … RF Jay Bruce was back in the lineup after leaving Saturday’s game early with left heel soreness.last_img read more

Kings not kidding around

first_imgThat group entered Thursday with a combined 741 NHL games, more than 300 fewer than Rob Blake. Zeiler scored his first NHL goal in the first period to give the Kings an early lead, but Vancouver’s Kevin Bieksa broke a 2-2 tie with 3:56 remaining to give the Canucks their sixth consecutive victory. “It was a great game, a tough-fought battle,” Zeiler said. “Getting that first (goal) off your back is a good feeling. You always dream about playing in the NHL and then to get your first goal, it makes it that much more special.” The Kings have won just four of their past 19 games and are 1-7 in their past eight games decided by one goal. Since his arrival in April, Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi has preached the power of developing young talent, the same strategy he used to turn San Jose into a perennial power. With only pride and draft position left to play for, this is the time for the Kings to experiment a little. The present is dim – the Kings, in last place in the Western Conference, lost to Vancouver 3-2 Thursday night – so they’re looking to what they hope is a bright future. Lauri Tukonen became the latest kid to get the call, as the 20-year-old winger made his NHL debut and joined a small squadron of under-25 Kings hoping to make a strong impression for the future. In addition to Tukonen, the Kings are giving significant minutes to Dustin Brown (age 22), Michael Cammalleri (24), Alexander Frolov (24), Anze Kopitar (19), Patrick O’Sullivan (22) and John Zeiler (24). center_img Lombardi’s trades have focused on bringing draft picks to the Kings, and recent minor-league callups and line pairings make it clear Lombardi and first-year coach Marc Crawford want to evaluate youth. In recent days, Crawford has said he’s not bringing up players such as Tukonen and Zeiler simply because they’re young, but it certainly doesn’t seem to hurt their cause. In recent weeks, Crawford has stuck with a first line of Kopitar, Brown and O’Sullivan, who have a combined age of 63. The Kings shook things up and gave Tukonen a shot alongside Kopitar and Brown, a further sign that evaluation will be a big part of the final six weeks of the season, maybe even more than competition. Another sign was the Staples Center crowd, announced at 17,737, although a pocket of a couple dozen Vancouver fans roared their support. The good feelings from Zeiler’s first goal didn’t last long. With 3:48 left in the first period, Brendan Morrison, camped out to the left of the net, knocked in a rebound of a shot by teammate Sami Salo. Vancouver took the lead 1:34 into the second period, when Trevor Linden came up the left side and put a relatively harmless wrist shot on goalie Mathieu Garon that got into the net for a 2-1 Canucks lead. All in attendance got a good look at Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo, whose strong play is a major reason why the Canucks have surged into first place in the Northwest Division. Vancouver entered the game with the NHL’s best penalty-kill unit, but with five minutes left in the second period, Lubomir Visnovsky flipped the puck over the prone Luongo to tie the score 2-2. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Newborn girl snatched from Texas hospital

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The woman may have had a male accomplice, Hudgens said. “At this point we don’t have any reason to believe that the family knew the suspect,” Hudgens said. The suspect had gone into the mother’s room several times before the baby was taken, telling the mother the baby needed treatment, said Gwen Stafford, senior vice president of Covenant Health System. LUBBOCK, Texas – A woman posing as a medical worker kidnapped a 3-day-old infant from a hospital early Saturday, police said. Mychael Darthard was last seen at 1:20 a.m. at Covenant Lakeside Hospital when a woman wearing blue and flower-print hospital scrubs and a gray hooded jacket took her and drove off in a pickup truck, police said. Hospital surveillance video showed the woman with the jacket hood pulled around her head and holding a purse as she walked through the lobby. Lt. Scott Hudgens said the baby was jaundiced, but he did not have any other information on her medical condition. last_img read more

Aston Villa boss hails match-winner Hutton as ‘the best right-back in the country’

first_imgPaul Lambert has hailed Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton as “the best right-back in the country at the moment”, after he netted the winner in a 2-1 victory over Leicester City.The 30-year-old Scotland international initially struggled to cement a first-team spot at Villa Park following his arrival from Tottenham in 2011, enduring various loan spells at Nottingham Forest, Bolton and La Liga outfit Mallorca.But Hutton has emerged as a key figure for Lambert’s side this season, and he capped off an impressive start to the term with his first ever goal for the club in front of the famous Holte End to secure a vital triumph over the bottom-placed Foxes.The win lifts Villa up to 11th, six points clear of the relegation zone, and the manager heaped praise on the in-form defender.“Alan is at the top of his game right now,” Lambert said following the victory.“I’ve said from the very start of the season, he’s come into the team and looked great and he’s never moaned or anything – he’s a top class professional.“For me, he’s playing like the best right-back in the country at the moment.”The boss was also pleased with the momentum his side have accumulated from a run of five games unbeaten ahead of the frantic festive period.“We’re playing well,” Lambert added.“We had a run of games where we were playing the top six teams every week, but if you look at the table now, we’re above Everton and only a couple of points behind Liverpool and Tottenham.“So there’s none of that doom and gloom everybody thinks there is here.”last_img read more

Is our sense of community declining? Majority of NI adults think so…

first_imgResearch reveals that the vast majority of adults (71%) feel that our sense of community is declining in Northern Ireland.Research conducted by The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) and Calor launch the 2016 ‘Know your Neighbour’ campaign, showed the following;Seven in 10 adults believe that children today feel a lessor sense of community than they themselves did growing up in Northern IrelandSlower broadband, lack of amenities and infrastructure, and lack of job opportunities are seen as barriers to rural livingTraffic, the cost of living, noise and accommodation are listed among urban frustrationsOne in 10 adults admits to putting rubbish in neighbours bin to avoid charges.Seven in 10 (71%) of adults feel that children today feel a lessor sense of community than they themselves did growing up in Northern Ireland. This rises to three quarters (75%) of adults living in urban communities. Similarly, not being familiar with neighbours is more prevalent in urban communities with almost one in six (14%) saying that they do not know their neighbours at all, versus just one in twenty (5%) of people in rural communities. The research was commissioned to mark the launch of Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) ‘Know Your Neighbour’ campaign in partnership with Calor.Most people (41%) say that although they are friendly with their neighbours , they would not socialise with them, however, people in rural communities are far more likely to socialise with their neighbours with over one in five (21%) saying that they would versus just over one in ten in urban areas (11%).Commenting on the research at the launch of the 11th annual ‘Know Your Neighbour’ campaign, YFCU President, Roberta Simmons said; “As a native of Rathfriland, I know how much those living in rural communities can rely on their neighbours and how important a strong sense of community is. This summer, I’m delighted to be working on this campaign with Calor, asking our members, whether in an urban or rural setting to organise a community event in order for neighbours to get to know one another.”“Those living in isolated parts of the country with limited access to services rely on their closest neighbours for support, security and friendship. The aim of ‘Know Your Neighbour’ is to bring everyone together at community events, to get to know these neighbours and establish a strong support network. I am encouraging every community, rural or urban, to get involved.” Michelle McIlveen (NI Agriculture Minister)at the launch of the campaign with Mark McClements, Sales Manager for Calor and Roberta Simmons, YFCU President.Urban and rural dwellers have conflicting priorities with ‘peace and quiet’ selected as a positive aspect of living in a rural community according to 75% of people while 89% of urban dwellers believe that convenience is king. Proximity to friends and family is important universally with four in 10 rural dwellers (40%) and half of urban dwellers (53%) saying that it is a positive aspect of where they live.Other priorities for rural dwellers include friendly people (60%), a sense of community (45%) and a feeling of security (34%). When asked what aspects of rural life frustrated them, top grievances include slower broadband (63%), a lack of amenities (59%), a lack of local infrastructure (48%) and a lack of job opportunities (45%).In contrast while urban dwellers appreciate the availability of entertainment facilities (34%), public transport links (31%) and job opportunities (24%), they are frustrated by traffic and congestion (56%), the cost of living (42%), noise (35%) and having to live in smaller accommodation (23%).Speaking at the launch, Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen said: “Being a good neighbour and having good neighbours, is very important to all of us at various stages throughout our lives, but it’s especially important for those living in more isolated rural areas.“Young or old, we all appreciate the connection of friendships or just knowing someone is thinking about us, so this scheme is the perfect reminder to offer some support or friendship to those living close to us. “In Northern Ireland our reputation for friendliness and hospitality is world renowned so I would encourage everyone to take part in this campaign to get to know their neighbour and help build a genuinely inclusive and happier society.”Speaking at the launch of the 2016 campaign, Mark McClements, Sales Manager, Calor said: “At Calor we understand what makes living in a rural community so special, we also understand that it brings with it its own challenges. We operate in rural Northern Ireland where we support homeowners, rural enterprises and larger industries by providing a cleaner, efficient fuel source for communities who cannot avail of natural gas. We are delighted to partner with YFCU in this campaign as it allows us to provide support to the communities in which we operate.”When it comes to turbulent relations with neighbours, one in five adults (20%) admits that they have had a row with their neighbour, with males more likely to fall-out with a neighbour than females (24% vs 17%). When it comes to what’s causing this unneighbourly behaviour, a shocking one in 10 adults (11%) admit to putting their rubbish in a neighbours bin with a further 3% admitting that they would do this if they thought they could get away with it and, it would seem that this has not gone unnoticed with one in six adults (16%) suspecting their neighbours of putting rubbish in their bin. And while most people (90%) say believe that it’s at least somewhat likely that their neighbour would give a ball back if it was kicked over their fence, one in 10 (10%) do not believe that their neighbour would oblige.Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) is calling on communities nationwide to host a local event this summer to encourage neighbours to get to know each other better. Any group or individual planning an event should register for an organiser’s pack at www.knowyourneighbour.ie. The organiser’s pack will include helpful ideas, posters, t-shirts and balloons to help make the event successful.Is our sense of community declining? Majority of NI adults think so… was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Calorknow your neighbourmichelle mcilveenyoung farmers club of ulsterlast_img read more

GAA NOTES: URRIS

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.BINGO For Clonmany Mental Health Association – The Club will be hosting a Bingo session in aid of Clonmany Mental Health Association and St Colmcille’s Village at the Youth Club on Sunday, March 11th from 3.00pm. Books are €10 each with sheets for €2. There will be €2000 worth of prizes on offer on the afternoon.Match & Win for 16/2/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €3,020.00 numbers drawn were 7,9,18,23 the €15 consolation prizes went to Neil Doherty (JS)Letter, Madge Grant Tornabratley, David Hession Roxtown, Martin Oggie Gorteran,DT Taxis Gaddyduff. Underage Teams are still in need of coaches for the coming season and we would appeal to our members and supporters to step forward to offer their help.If you are willing to give a hand, would like to do the required coaching fundamentals course or would just like more information about the roles that need to be filled contact David Hession on 086 0538537.The Foundation Coaching course will take place at Carndonagh GAA grounds on Friday, February 24th from 7.00pm to 10.00pm and Saturday, February 25th from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Both days must be attended to qualify for the award as well as completing the Child Protection course too.If you have already put your name down contact John Friel on 086 0523550 and confirm your attendance asap. There will be another course run in March which can be completed instead.Inishowen Board are running a Level 1 coaching course taking place over two weekends the 23rd,24th & 30th & 31st March please contact John Friel 086 0523550 for further information.Registration Day for adult and juvenile members for the coming season will take place on Saturday 25th February and Saturday, March 3rd from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the club house in Straid. All intending players are asked to do their best to register on one of these two days. Parents must be present with juvenile members to complete the registration. Club Meeting next meeting is Tuesday 21t March at 8pm, all members please try to attend new faces are always welcome.Donegal Year Book – 2011 edition now available from the club at €15 contact John Friel.Club Merchandise – New Club Jersey and hat are now available in Centra, the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan 0879029672.New Club Website is up and running at www.urris.gaa.ie so check it out for all the clubs up to date news.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: February 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

No rest, no problem

first_img However, it was the White Sox who appeared soggy in the Angels’ 3-2 victory in Game 1 before 40,659 at U.S. Cellular Field. They were made to look that way by Angels starter Paul Byrd and relievers Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez, and an Angels team that executed nearly flawlessly. Byrd gave up two runs and five hits in six crisp innings, Shields followed with two scoreless innings and Rodriguez remained perfect in save situations in the playoffs with a scoreless ninth. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Angels did all the little things needed in a tight game: getting a bunt down, stealing bases, making plays on defense. The White Sox didn’t, looking more like the team that had flown from New York to Southern California to Chicago in less than 48 hours. “You have to execute out there,’ Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We were fortunate we were able to. This is the way the series is going to be. The White Sox execute small ball probably better than anybody in our league.’ But not in Game 1. The Angels were 2 for 2 in stolen- base attempts, while the White Sox had two runners thrown out trying to steal by catcher Bengie Molina. Scott Podsednik, who finished second in the league with 59 steals behind Chone Figgins, was thrown out on a pitchout called from the bench by Scioscia in the fifth inning. “He’s a very good manager,’ Molina said. “He was a catcher in the big leagues for 13 years. He has a pretty good idea who’s going.’ In the seventh, Molina threw out A.J. Pierzynski trying to steal. “I think he was confused,’ White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said of Pierzynski, who had no stolen bases during the regular season. “I think he must have missed the sign.’ The Angels got just enough offense against White Sox starter Jose Contreras, who had won nine consecutive starts, including one in the postseason. A home run by Garret Anderson in the second inning gave the Angels a 1-0 lead, and they turned consecutive singles by Steve Finley and Adam Kennedy to start the third into two more runs. The pitchers held on from there, but they said it wasn’t any easier than holding off the powerful Yankees lineup to win the ALDS. “It’s a different type of lineup, different type of hitters,’ Shields said. “They still make you work, they run the bases, the put the ball in play. And they still have some pretty good thumpers too. We have a little different strategy with their hitters, but you still need to make pitches.’ Shields came up with probably the pitch of the game in the bottom of the eighth when the White Sox had runners on first and second with two outs and cleanup hitter Paul Konerko up. Shields retired Konerko on a flyball to center. “I was just trying to get Paul out somehow,’ Shields said. “He’s had an incredible year. I was trying to make a pitch for him to pop out on, or hit a ground ball at somebody. After I got him, I could breath easier.’ The Angels could also rest easier, knowing they could return to the team hotel and sleep until noon today if they wanted, with no flight planned on their itinerary. “We’re supposed to be tired, but once we’re between the white lines, you don’t think about it much,’ Molina said. “You just play the game. But when we got that third out in the ninth inning, that’s when I felt tired.’ Contreras had not lost a start since Aug. 15 and was the AL’s pitcher of the month for September. He retired the side in order in the first, but Anderson led off the second with a home run, blasting a 2-0 pitch into the right-field seats. In the third, the Angels flipped on their little-ball switch after Finley and Kennedy began the inning with singles. Figgins sacrificed the runners to second and third, and Orlando Cabrera drove in Finley from third with an infield single. Vladimir Guerrero followed with a comebacker to Contreras, who would have had a play at the plate on Kennedy. But Contreras never looked home, and tried to turn the double play. Cabrera was forced out at second, but his hard slide forced second baseman Tadahito Iguchi to throw wildly, allowing Guerrero to reach first and Kennedy to score for a 3-0 Angels lead. “That helped us a lot,’ Molina said. “We scored first and had a 3-0 lead, and we took over after that. Maybe you expect a lot of mistakes or miscues because of the circumstances we went through, but we played a great game.’ The White Sox crept back in it, first getting a solo homer from Joe Crede in the bottom of the third to make it 3-1. In the fourth, Carl Everett singled and came around to score on Pierzynski’s two-out single to cut the Angels’ lead to 3-2. Joe Haakenson can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at joe.haakenson@sgvn.com.@Jump continued line:Continued from C1 be. The White Sox execute small ball probably better than anybody in our league.’ But not in Game 1. The Angels were 2 for 2 in stolen-base attempts, while the White Sox had two runners thrown out trying to steal by catcher Bengie Molina. Scott Podsednik, who finished second in the league with 59 steals behind Chone Figgins, was thrown out on a pitchout called from the bench by Scioscia in the fifth inning. “He’s a very good manager,’ Molina said. “He was a catcher in the big leagues for 13 years. He has a pretty good idea who’s going.’ In the seventh, Molina threw out A.J. Pierzynski trying to steal. “I think he was confused,’ White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said of Pierzynski, who had no stolen bases during the regular season. “I think he must have missed the sign.’ The Angels got just enough offense against White Sox starter Jose Contreras, who had won nine consecutive starts, including one in the postseason. A home run by Garret Anderson in the second inning gave the Angels a 1-0 lead, and they turned consecutive singles by Steve Finley and Adam Kennedy to start the third into two more runs. The pitchers held on from there, but they said it wasn’t any easier than holding off the powerful Yankees lineup to win the ALDS. “It’s a different type of lineup, different type of hitters,’ Shields said. “They still make you work, they run the bases, the put the ball in play. And they still have some pretty good thumpers too. We have a little different strategy with their hitters, but you still need to make pitches.’ Shields came up with probably the pitch of the game in the bottom of the eighth when the White Sox had runners on first and second with two outs and cleanup hitter Paul Konerko up. Shields retired Konerko on a flyball to center. “I was just trying to get Paul out somehow,’ Shields said. “He’s had an incredible year. I was trying to make a pitch for him to pop out on, or hit a ground ball at somebody. After I got him, I could breath easier.’ The Angels could also rest easier, knowing they could return to the team hotel and sleep until noon today if they wanted, with no flight planned on their itinerary. “We’re supposed to be tired, but once we’re between the white lines, you don’t think about it much,’ Molina said. “You just play the game. But when we got that third out in the ninth inning, that’s when I felt tired.’ Contreras had not lost a start since Aug. 15 and was the AL’s pitcher of the month for September. He retired the side in order in the first, but Anderson led off the second with a home run, blasting a 2-0 pitch into the right-field seats. In the third, the Angels flipped on their little-ball switch after Finley and Kennedy began the inning with singles. Figgins sacrificed the runners to second and third, and Orlando Cabrera drove in Finley from third with an infield single. Vladimir Guerrero followed with a comebacker to Contreras, who would have had a play at the plate on Kennedy. But Contreras never looked home, and tried to turn the double play. Cabrera was forced out at second, but his hard slide forced second baseman Tadahito Iguchi to throw wildly, allowing Guerrero to reach first and Kennedy to score for a 3-0 Angels lead. “That helped us a lot,’ Molina said. “We scored first and had a 3-0 lead, and we took over after that. Maybe you expect a lot of mistakes or miscues because of the circumstances we went through, but we played a great game.’ The White Sox crept back in it, first getting a solo homer from Joe Crede in the bottom of the third to make it 3-1. In the fourth, Carl Everett singled and came around to score on Pierzynski’s two-out single to cut the Angels’ lead to 3-2. Joe Haakenson can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at joe.haakenson@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img CHICAGO –As the Angels spent the past couple of days rolling up their frequent flyer miles, the Chicago White Sox rested and waited. It was their reward for sweeping the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox out of the playoffs, setting them up nicely for their American League Championship Series against the Angels. last_img read more

Breaking News: Gardai seal off flat after woman’s body found

first_imgGardai have sealed off a flat in Raphoe after the body of a woman in her 40s was discovered earlier this evening.The State Pathologist’s office has been informed and a pathologist is due to arrive at the scene later.Gardai have preserved the scene at present and are treating the woman’s sudden death as suspicious. No other details on the incident have been released.Breaking News: Gardai seal off flat after woman’s body found was last modified: July 7th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bodydiscoverydonegalRaphoelast_img read more

McHugh urges people to save time and renew passports online

first_imgDonegal TD and Government Chief Whip Joe McHugh has encouraged people in the county to apply early to renew their passports, at least six weeks before they travel.Mr McHugh, Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, said families, students and holidaymakers intending to head overseas in the coming months should check their passport before booking travel.“Traditionally the Passport Service experiences its biggest spike in demand over the May Bank Holiday weekend,” Mr McHugh said. “People should try to be prepared, to check before they book and I’m encouraging people to renew their passports online.”In Donegal last year 2,445 passports were issued to people living in Ireland who had applied online.Over 18s can apply for a renewal at any time of the day or week if they use the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at dfa.ie/passportonline. Applicants do not need to fill in paper application forms, source witnesses or print off photos.Mr McHugh said: “In the year or so since the new Online Passport Application Service was launched 180,000 online renewal applications have been processed. And this year the popularity shows no sign of slowing down with more than 80,000 online applications. “An online renewal service is convenient and secure. People can get a turnaround on an application with 10 working days or less. As many people as possible should use it and spread the word: save time – renew online.”The Passport Service has advised that people ineligible to use the online facility can submit an application via Passport Express in a local post office if they are due to travel in more than three weeks. Appointments can also be made to make an application at public counters in Dublin and Cork.The Passport Office in Dublin also provides a limited number of appointments each day for a same-day turnaround for a passport for people travelling within three days.The online service for passports is to be extended to more categories by the end of this year.McHugh urges people to save time and renew passports online was last modified: May 3rd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:applicationJoe McHughonlinepassportlast_img read more

Feeding Farmers Week 1 — Schmitmeyer Farms, Mercer County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Week number one of Feeding Farmers, fall edition, took the crew of the Ohio Ag Net south of Celina to the Mercer County farm of Dave and Gina Schmitmeyer and family. Dale Minyo broadcast middays from the farm following a tour of the dairy, swine, and crop operation.The operation utilizes the latest in milking technology through the Lely Robotic Milking System. Dale Minyo visits with Dave about that and much more in the video below.The farm is just one piece of the Schmitmeyer family’s involvement in the region. Dave’s father, Pat Schmitmeyer, stays busy on the crop side of things. Crop harvest was already underway in one of their fields. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visited with him about harvest progression so far and how their planting and growing seasons turned out. Watch the Cab Cam below for details.last_img read more