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first_img“No, I’m not cold. But it is cold,” he said. “But you know it’s cold outside. Nothing we can do. Just try to find a way to get out of the inning as quick as you can.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew At Target Field in Minneapolis, there’s an outside chance Seattle and Minnesota could play the coldest game on record in major league history. The current mark is a first-pitch temperature of 23 degrees when Colorado hosted Atlanta in 2013.Mariners manager Scott Servais said the heated benches and hot air blowers will help.“Mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it shouldn’t matter,” he said.Maybe, said Boston outfielder Mookie Betts.It was barely above freezing at Fenway Park as he tried to limber up before Thursday’s home opener against Tampa Bay.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney stands on the mound during a snow squall in the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The Twins won 7-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Steady and sure-handed, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is a confident mitt man.But the Gold Glover didn’t feel that way this week, standing in the snow globe of PNC Park in Pittsburgh.ADVERTISEMENT But some openers are bound to be in New York, Kansas City and Detroit. Plus, not every club wants to begin with a week on the road.The Tigers are playing their first 25 games in Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Comerica Park.“You’re not going to get me to criticize Major League Baseball. I’ve already seen my face enough on TV,” said Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire, who was ejected on opening day.“I’m not a schedule-maker. I just let them do their thing,” he said. “We’ve always said it would be nice to start down South for the first week and play in better weather areas. Eventually, you’re going to have a home opener soon. Our folks don’t want to wait.”In the meantime, players do their best to cope.White Sox teammates Leury Garcia and Yolmer Sanchez said they slathered Vaseline on their bodies to keep warm. Earlier this week, a few Mets built a snowman at Citi Field — balls for buttons, bats for arms — after their game against Philadelphia was called off.It was 42 degrees for Washington’s home opener Thursday, an 8-2 loss to the Mets.“Your hands being cold. Gripping the bat. I mean, that’s probably one of the hardest things,” Nationals star Bryce Harper said.The wind chill factor was in the 20s on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, and snow fell on and off all game. The announced crowd was 20,186 — even with a $1 ticket promotion, maybe there were 10,000 people inside the park.Twins closer Fernando Rodney closed out a 7-3 win. At one point, he tilted back his head on the mound and caught flurries with his mouth. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “It’s cold. You keep trying to play mind tricks, but it’s still 40 degrees. No matter how much you say ‘mind over matter,’ it still matters,” Betts said.Red Sox manager Alex Cora wore three layers and a jacket for the game, which the AL East champions won 3-2 in 12 innings.“It’s funny because it’s cold in April, but it’s never cold in October. And the weather is still cold in October. But it’s something about it in October we don’t care. And in April we do,” he said.“Where are we shooting to go? It’s going to be cold in October. This is a dress rehearsal,” Cora said.The season began on March 29 and marked the earliest start date in the majors, excluding special openers in international sites such as Japan and Australia.As part of the labor agreement between players and owners, this season will span 187 days, instead of 183. That will allow for extra days off and more room to reschedule makeups. It also sets up for Game 7 of the World Series, if needed, to be played in October, rather than November.Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn admits it’s tough to see games played in flurries and frigid conditions. He also said the additional four days off will benefit teams later in the spring and summer.“It’s a part of the price to pay for that, I think,” he said. “Unless you’re going to push back the postseason, which I think is distasteful to a lot of people, or shorten the season, which is probably a long shot, I would say there’s probably not much we can do.”As in, no going back to a 154-game schedule or adding in a bunch of doubleheaders.MLB has tried to adjust the schedule in the past to have teams with warmer climates and indoor parks play first. A lot of them did open at home this year, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona, San Diego, Miami, Atlanta and more. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ NBA playoffs race: East top 8 unchanged, Wolves fall to No. 8 in West Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “I always want the ball to hit to me, but that was the one time where I was hoping it wouldn’t be hit my way,” Dozier said. “It would have been very tough trying to catch a popup in those conditions.”From Yankee Stadium to Great American Ball Park to Comerica Park, the big winner so far this season is the wintry mix. Eight games already postponed amid a chilly spring, several others held in frosty settings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPlayers and fans might not catch a break anytime soon, either. The weekend forecast in several spots is for weather better suited for throwing snowballs than pitching baseballs.Snow is predicted at Coors Field in Denver, Nationals Park in Washington and the Bronx. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “For a while there we thought we had a really good chance of winning the game. For the most part of the game we were holding on to a small lead and we were on the verge of breaking out. It just did not happen and towards the endgame,” Guiao added.Guiao had the country’s cream of the crop at his disposal but talent alone won’t cut it and Gilas was reminded about it in a painful way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I felt it’s a lack of maturity for our team. It’s not as cohesive as we want it to be at this point. The guys tried their best. I knew and I saw that they were giving their best, but the crucial point in the game, we made some bad decisions and some crucial breaks,” Guiao said.Down by one, the Philippines wound up with two misses and two bad passes in the last 30 seconds of the game as Iran came away with a 78-70 win. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor a moment, it looked like Gilas Pilipinas had it, but only to watch it slip away when it mattered most in a game it badly needed against a regional rival in Iran before a stunned hometown crowd.“Well, of course we’re disappointed, not just about the match but for the whole window. We knew Iran was a tough team even without (Nikkha) Bahrami and (Hamed) Haddadi. We knew that they were a big team,” national team head coach Yeng Guiao said during the post-game press conference Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gilas Pilipinas falls to Iran anew, goes 0-2 at home View comments Guiao also pointed out the huge disparity from the free throw line where the Iranians attempted 33 to the Filipinos’ 18 which the fiery coach said to be a product of Gilas not yet used to the physicality in the international stage.“I think Marcio fouled one player on the sideline while he was trying to steal the ball, and we were just behind by one point at that point. So again, the same situation against Kazakhstan. We gave up too many free throws again. 33. That’s the problem, I guess, we’re not really accustomed to the officiating,” he said.“We don’t know how certain calls are made in the international game. But that’s something we should be responsibile for. We should be able to adapt to that. So I think that was very crucial 33 free throws again. Against Kazakhstan we gave up 34 free throws and only 18 for us.”Despite going 0-2 in its home stand, hope is still not lost for Gilas, which slipped to fourth place in Group F with a 5-5 record behind Australia, Iran and Japan.“I still feel, this is a good team. I still feel this is a strong team. I still feel if the chances are slimmer going to the World Cup but I still feel we can do it.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgA section of the Alaska Highway south of the city, finally reopened at about 7:20pm Tuesday evening.It was closed when the trailer of a semi-trailer unit, flipped onto its side on Monday night, and blocked the Highway, near the Baldonnel Overpass. The roll-over resulted motorists having to avoid the crash site, by using the Swanson Lumber, Airport and 255 Roads.The accident occurred about ten o’clock on Monday, with police indicating the northbound driver, went off the right side of the highway and, then flipped the trailer during re-correction. There were no injuries in the accident.- Advertisement -RCMP constable Jackelynn Passarell says there was a long delay in removing the flipped trailer from the Highway, because crews couldn’t move it until they had another unit in which to put its cargo. The delay was prolongued by the wait for that replacement trailer. The RCMP also reports difficulties in trying to right the overturned vehicle.The highway was closed for approximately 21 hours to deal with this accident.last_img read more

first_imgA third blank in their last five league games for United means local rivals Manchester City can seal another Premier League record by winning the league by at least 19 points if they win at Southampton on the last day of the season on Sunday.“We are the second best team in the Premier League, a fantastic competition with lots of good teams,” said Mourinho.“We came second. I am not totally happy (because) that is not my nature, but since the moment we felt it was impossible to finish first, we had the target to finish second and it is done today.”In United’s first game since legendary former manager Alex Ferguson had to have emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage, the visiting fans showed their support to the 76-year-old Scot with persist chants of “we all love Alex Ferguson”.There was a more subdued atmosphere from the home fans at the end of another deeply frustrating campaign for the Hammers. Two years ago to the day, West Ham waved goodbye to Upton Park in a thrilling 3-2 win over United on a night of high emotion in East London.That victory also helped secure European football, but the move to the London Stadium, sold to supporters as West Ham’s chance to compete with the Premier League elite, has so far proved a false dawn.Survival was only mathematically secured last weekend and West Ham remain in lowly 15th place.“It’s a big achievement for us,” insisted West Ham manager David Moyes of keeping his side in the top flight.“We had to get the players in order a little bit after we came in, and we have done that. This is a big club and there are big expectations from the supporters so they will need to improve.”Mourinho reacted to Friday’s meek 1-0 defeat at Brighton by making eight changes with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial relegated to the bench despite the continued absence of the injured Romelu Lukaku.However, that failed to provoke an immediate response as West Ham posed the early threat.Marko Arnautovic’s goals have kept Moyes’s men up and the Austrian muscled his way into a good shooting position on six minutes but placed his shot too close to David de Gea.Adrian has been restored in the West Ham goal for the past three games in place of England international Joe Hart, and showed why with a hat-trick of fine saves.Jesse Lingard was first to be denied with a fiercely struck long-range effort before Adrian showed quick reflexes to save from Alexis Sanchez and then get back on his feet to turn Shaw’s effort onto the post.A lacklustre United display was reflected in Pogba again failing to take control of the game.The £89 million midfielder did have the visitors’ best chance when he headed wide just after the hour mark from Antonio Valencia’s pin-point cross.The Frenchman came a lot closer moments later with a strike that curled just past the post from a narrow angle.Pogba’s frustration then spilled over when he was lucky to escape with just a yellow card after grappling with West Ham captain Mark Noble as tempers flared in the latter stages.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000West Ham goalkeeper Adrian kept Manchester United at bay © AFP / Ian KINGTONLondon, United Kingdom, May 10 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho refused to criticise his side despite another display lacking inspiration in attacking areas as they sealed second place in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at West Ham on Thursday.In a game of precious few clear-cut chances, Luke Shaw hit the post and Paul Pogba headed wide with United’s best opening.last_img read more

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the title race was already over even before his side’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea at the Emirates which all but crowned the Blues Premier League champions.The Gunners have emerged as Jose Mourinho’s side’s main rivals after a run of eight successive league wins, but were frustrated by Chelsea throughout after a stoic and professional display.As a result, the Blues have a ten point lead over Arsenal with just five games remaining, but Wenger admits that the race this season was over prior to kick off on Sunday.“Honestly, it was over before the game. If it had been four or five points it would have been a different game,” said the Frenchman.“They knew even if they’d lost today they would have won the title. It’s impossible to catch back.”Despite failing to secure what would have been a priceless victory, Wenger praised his side’s performance and pointed to a combination of factors in the stalemate.“I’m not frustrated and disappointed because I think we produced a good performance. I’m frustrated I haven’t seen a goal – they are not used to that here [at the Emirates],” added the 65-year-old.“Is it down to the quality of Chelsea’s defending? Certainly. Is it down to the fact that we lacked a little bit of something in our final decision? I would say it’s a combination of both.”last_img read more

first_imgDISCLAIMER: Like negotiations with Ed Woodward, don’t take this too seriously.Pedro looks set to sign for Chelsea, having snubbed Manchester United.And we’ve only gone and secured the first completely made up translation of the Spanish attacker’s first press conference as a Blue.For lots of funny, entertaining sports videos, check out

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “The message that Linda wants to get across to American ladies is they need to be aware of ovarian cancer,” Paul Corbitt said. “Ovarian cancer is recognized only when it’s too late.” ALAMO, Calif. – A British citizen suffering from ovarian cancer had one of her last wishes granted when she raised her right hand and took the oath of U.S. citizenship at the hospice where she plans to die. Three U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials made an expedited visit to Bruns House on Friday to accommodate 56-year-old Linda Corbitt’s desire to live her remaining days as an American. Both Corbitt and her husband, Paul, a native of South Africa, were naturalized during the intimate outdoor ceremony. “I never wanted to live another cold winter in England,” said Linda Corbitt, who left Great Britain at age 22 and lived with her husband raising horses in South Africa until the couple moved to California about five years ago. While his wife rested in between sips of champagne, Paul Corbitt said she wanted to use the attention her quest for citizenship generated to encourage awareness in other women of the risks of ovarian cancer, which spreads quickly and is hard to treat. 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

first_imgA report on whether a man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of eight people is fit to plead is to be compiled.Shaun KellyA suitable expert has been found to assess Shaun Kelly, 24, who is charged with the offences outside Clonmany, Co Donegal in 2010. Mr Kelly, of Ballymagann, Buncrana, was the driver of the car in which seven of his friends died and the driver of a coming in the opposite direction was also killed.Earlier this week Judge Keenan Johnson had told the State he urgently needed to have an expert assigned to Mr Kelly to see if he was fit to plead.At Letterkenny Circuit Court today State prosecutor Patricia McLaughlin today told Judge Johnson that she had found an expert Dr Mark Mulrooney, a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.The court heard that Dr Mulrooney will examine Mr Kelly on April 26th and make his report after that.The defence are also having reports compiled on Mr Kelly.Kelly appeared in court as did several family members of those killed in the crash on July 11th, 2010.Judge Keenan Johnson said he was very anxious to have the matter dealt with.“It should be expedited as it is dragging on for far too long,” he said.The case has ben adjourned on several occasions and both Judge John O’Hagan, the residing judge and Judge Johnson have expressed their disappointment the case has not be dealt with.The state prosecutor Ms McLaughlin asked to be furnished with the report on Mr Kelly a week before the fitness to plead appearance.Judge Johnson said he will liaise with Judge O’Hagan to finalise a date for the fitness to plead appearance.The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22)of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.DOCTOR TO COMPILE REPORT ON MAN’S FITNESS TO PLEAD IN DEATH DRIVING CASE was last modified: April 10th, 2014 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:clonmanycrashdonegalfitness to pleadLetterkenny Circuit CourtShaun Kellylast_img read more

first_imgA PENSIONER who says he runs a ‘ceili house’ near the Frosses in south west Donegal was today found guilty of one charge of keeping drink for sale and fined €50.Two other charges that he sold drink or had drink displayed illegally there in September 2010 were dismissed.At a hearing in Donegal District Court today, 75-year-old Patsy Brogan had contested the charges. He has maintained the fully-fitted pub in a shed at the back of his home – dubbed the Bog Hotel – is where friends and tourists can call in for a drink and claims he does not charge for drink.Mr Brogan was accompanied to court today by 31-year-old barmaid Daria Weiske whom he calls his ‘girlfriend’.Garda Patrick Battles told the court that when he visited the premises on August 14, 2010, posing as a builder he had obtained five drinks over a 90-minute period. He said he had left €20 and Stg5 as payment, marking the sterling note.Gda Battles alleged that when he offered to pay on a number of occasions, Mr Brogan had told him “sure pay when you’re leaving.”Five gardai then visited the premises on September 25th, a sergeant cautioned Mr Brogan and removed drink from the shed.Defence solicitor Paudge Dorrian maintained his client merely had a ceili house to which people called. No-one was ever charged for drink, he said.Judge Kevin Kilrane struck out two of the three charges, saying: “The position is that the summons states that on the 25th, that he did sell intoxicating liquor, which he did not; that he exposed liquor for sale, which he did not; and that he kept intoxicating liquor for sale, which, Mr Dorrian, your client has a case to answer for.”Judge Kilrane fined Mr Brogan €50 for keeping alcohol for sale. Mr Dorrian said his client would appeal the case.Outside the court Mr Brogan insisted: “I have never charged for drink at the Bog Hotel and I didn’t charge the Garda. He insisted on leaving money.”At a hearing last year the same Judge Kevin Kilraine dismissed a case brought by Donegal County Council under planning laws.The council had taken a case alleging Mr Brogan had failed to comply with an order to remove a bar and lounge from a shed on his property.BREAKING NEWS: BOG HOTEL CASE… PATSY BROGAN GUILTY was last modified: October 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementThe NBA season kicked off today, and two matches were played out on an opening day. The Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87 at the TD Garden to commence a season where much is expected of them. The second game was another heavyweight clash, as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-87.Jayson Tatum led the Celtics, and the forward recorded a game-high 23 points along with 9 rebounds. Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward both started slowly, and they could score just 17 points combined. But the weight of the scoring was shared by the Celtics, as the likes of Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, and Marcus Morris all were in double digits.Jayson Tatum stops on a dime! #CUsRise #KiaTipOff18— NBA (@NBA) October 17, 2018 The Thunder were without an injured Russell Westbrook, and Paul George took responsibility, leading the scoring with 27. Dennis Schroder had an impressive debut, and he recorded 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. Joel Embiid had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and he dominated certain parts of the game. But he and the 76ers, in general, could not continue that throughout the game. Ben Simmons had a monster stat-line, with 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists.In the Bay area, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant scored 59 points combined to lead the Warriors to victory. They were without DeMarcus Cousins, but the likes of Damian Jones and Kevon Looney did commendable jobs.Kevin Durant (27 PTS), Klay Thompson (14 PTS) help the @warriors prevail at Oracle Arena! #DubNation #KiaTipOff18— NBA (@NBA) October 17, 2018center_img Advertisementlast_img read more