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MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ asking price for Matthew Boyd could prevent deal

first_img Dodgers trade rumors: Los Angeles among teams interested in Orioles reliever Mychal Givens The Tigers, widely expected to be offloading some of their top talent before the trade deadline, may not be so eager to part with Matthew Boyd.According to MLB.com, the Tigers “remain uncertain” about whether to deal the 28-year-old lefty, one of the most sought-after starters on the market. The Phillies are rumored to be particularly interested in Boyd (4.07 ERA, 1.13 WHIP in 2019). The Yankees, Astros and Brewers have also been mentioned as possible trade destinations. MLB trade rumors: ‘Chances are pretty high’ Mets move Zack Wheeler before deadline The trade discussions involving Boyd have also reportedly involved pairing him with either Castellanos or Greene to sweeten a potential deal.center_img But the MLB.com report notes that the Tigers’ “high asking price” for Boyd has made some baseball executives “doubt that he will be moved at this year’s deadline.” Boyd is under team control for three more seasons.On the other hand, the report says the Tigers are “virtually certain” to trade outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and “almost certain” to trade All-Star closer Shane Greene. Detroit has reportedly been very active in shopping Greene in recent days, with the Phillies also believed to be involved in those discussions. Related News MLB trade rumors: Rays have ‘checked in’ on Nicholas Castellanos, spoken with Giants about relieverslast_img read more

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Girls’ quartet selected to play Switzerland

first_img English U14 champion Lily May Humphreys has been selected for the England team of four to play Switzerland U16 girls at Heswall on Tuesday, August 18. The 13-year-old from Essex (image © Leaderboard Photography) will be joined by Surrey’s Martha Lewis, Spain-based Mimi Rhodes and Amelia Williamson of Norfolk. To see scores for the match, visit the Heswall Golf Club website and click on the link for ‘International Match’. The team is selected from players taking part in the North of England U16 championship at Heswall, from August 19-21. They will be supported in their match and championship preparations by England Golf girls’ coach Scott Godfrey. The players: Lily May Humphreys, 13, (Channels) won the English U14 girls’ championship at Royal Cromer last month. She has also had top 20 finishes in two ladies’ scratch events, the Porters Park Scratch and the Whittington Trophy. Martha Lewis, 15, (St George’s Hill) tied sixth in the English U16 girls’ championship at Royal Cromer. Last year she won the U14 title at the North of England championship. Mimi Rhodes, 13, (La Canada) was runner-up in the English U14 championship and in last year’s English U13 championship. Amelia Williamson, 15, (Royal Cromer) has won three English schools’ titles this year: the national, the U16 and the South East championships. She tied sixth in the English U16 girls and 22nd in the English women’s amateur. 10 Aug 2015 Girls’ quartet selected to play Switzerland last_img read more

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Sandstone Distillery Welcomes Andrew Landers to “Whiskey Nights – Music at…

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Sandstone DistillerySandstone Distillery is at it again, bringing yet another great night of summer music to the distillery for their “Whiskey Nights – Music at the Stills!”  The first two events, featuring country rock powerhouse Littlerock Band and the profoundly talented Ethan Tucker, were sold-out successes!Sandstone is excited to welcome another locally-grown, nationally known artist, Andrew Landers and his band on Friday night, August 21 at 6:00 p.m.  Remarkably talented and versatile, Andrew has spent two decades living out his story in the unsung Americana Folk genre.  He’s a premiere singer songwriter who has shared the stage with countless nationally known artists.  His music has been heard all over the United States, in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.No superfluous lines, he tells the truth with soulful conviction that sets the table to see the world with more hope and beauty.  “Music is my compass, it teaches me about who I am, it guides me in who I long to be, and it leads me into providential moments that dare to see the world with fearless hope.” Come on out, dance and laugh and enjoy some Music at the Stills!Tickets are available online and admission includes a complimentary four-flight tasting of Sandstone craft spirits and a gift bag filled with coupons, invitations, and a deliciously decadent Bacon-Whiskey Chocolate Truffle, courtesy of Aunt Kates’s Chocolates.last_img read more

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Your Next Souvenir Reveals Mysteries of the Earth

first_imgEarn a Souvenir on International EarthCache DayIs your calendar handy? Circle October 12, put a smiley on it, and write, “We’re finding an EarthCache.” It’s International EarthCache Day, the first Sunday of Earth Science Week and it’s your chance to join the global geocaching community in discovering a unique geocaching experience. Each person who logs a “Found it” for an EarthCache on Sunday, October 12, receives a new digital souvenir for their Geocaching profile. The souvenir will only be available on October 12, so start planning now.EarthCaches take geocachers to a special geological location. You might discover a giant boulder left by a glacier thousands of years ago or stumble upon seams in the earth carved by the Earth’s tectonic plates. There’s no physical container to find with an EarthCache. Questions about the geological site are posed on the EarthCache’s page. You discover the answers, email the owner of the geocache with those answers, log a Found it, write a fun log of your experience and and you’re off to your next EarthCache!Share your International EarthCache Day experiences on the Geocaching Facebook page, and if you’re in the neighborhood, explore the 3rd Annual International EarthCache Event on Vancouver Island, Canada.“The Giant’s Causeway Earthcache” GCPCPX “The Pinnacles” EarthCache in Malaysia (GC19A54)Earn this souvenir by logging an EarthCache on October 12 SharePrint RelatedInternational EarthCache celebration for 2018October 8, 2018In “Events”Earn a new souvenir for International EarthCache DaySeptember 8, 2015In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Confirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Bradley Manning Convicted—But Not Of Aiding The Enemy

first_imgFormer Army private Bradley Manning, on trial for leaking classified information to Wikileaks, was convicted by a military court of 17 of the 22 charges against him. The judge, however, found Manning not guilty of the most serious charge, that of “aiding the enemy”—aka treason. A conviction on that charge could have put Manning in prison for life without parole. readwrite Tags:#espionage#now#wikileaks Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Bulls’ Mirotic opts not to have surgery for facial fractures

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Bulls had said he would likely need surgery and miss four to six weeks. Because of the concussion, Mirotic, who was born in Montenegro, did not have the operation right away. Paxson says the bones have started to heal so it’s “best” not to undergo surgery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe also says Mirotic will resume light activity on Tuesday.Portis was suspended eight games. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Simmons helps 76ers beat Rockets CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis (5) handles the ball during a preseason NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic has decided not to have surgery to repair the broken bones in his face.Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson tells Chicago’s WBBM-AM 780 that Mirotic decided to let the fractures heal on their own. Mirotic suffered several broken bones as well as a concussion when he got into a fight with teammate Bobby Portis during practice on Oct. 17.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Sydney Olympics: Was it disappointment or desperation that made boxer Gurcharan run away?

first_imgGONE: Gurcharan Singh’s departure leaves a void in the Indian boxing campAt the Sydney Olympics last year, there were two athletes who lifted Indian hopes. Lifter Karnam Malleswari was one, and she won a medal. Gurcharan Singh was the other but he missed a medal by a whisker.The light heavy,GONE: Gurcharan Singh’s departure leaves a void in the Indian boxing campAt the Sydney Olympics last year, there were two athletes who lifted Indian hopes. Lifter Karnam Malleswari was one, and she won a medal. Gurcharan Singh was the other but he missed a medal by a whisker.The light heavy weight reached the boxing quarter-finals, losing out on a place in the medals tally through a points decision that could have gone either way. Now, six months after the Olympics, Gurcharan Singh, 24, has landed Indian boxing a punch that has left it reeling: he has disappeared.Gurcharan, a serving naib subedar with the 17 Sikh Battalion, went missing in mid-February. His disappearance was kept under wraps until last week. With the passage of time, Indian boxing’s worst fears – that lured by professional boxing Gurcharan has possibly escaped abroad – seem to be coming true.What is more disturbing is that he is not the first but only the latest in the list of runaway boxers from the army. In 1998, Lakha Singh and Debendra Thapa, scheduled to participate in the World Military Boxing meet, slipped out of a Texas airport on the pretext of shopping. They never returned.Gurcharan’s disappearance has come at a time when his coach G.S. Sandhu and the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) were charting out plans to shape him into a world-class boxer. The federation had sent Gurcharan home to his village Roorewalin Punjab’s Ludhiana district in the second week of February to fetch his passport for an advanced training trip to the Czech Republic. But Gurcharan failed to report at the pre-departure camp in Delhi.advertisementUNHAPPY: Gurcharan Singh felt let down after the Sydney OlympicsWhen the IABF informed the Services Sports Control Board (which sponsors army sportsmen) of Gurcharan’s no-show, they checked with his family and were told that he was last seen boarding a bus for Delhi on February 16.”It’s a big blow to Indian boxing,” says Rajesh Bhandari, IABF secretary. Gurcharan was considered young and talented enough to develop into a world-class boxer. “He was a sure bet for boxing medals in the international arena,” says T.L. Gupta, a boxing coach at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala.When Gurcharan returned disheartened from Sydney, having missed out on a medal, the IABF promised him greater international exposure and even wrote to a dozen countries known for top boxing coaches and training facilities. Says Bhandari: “The idea was to help him overcome the setback and get on to a systematic training schedule.”At one stage Gurcharan did appear to have set his heart on his sporting career, turning down suggestions of marriage from his family saying it would affect his training. “He was determined to make another attempt at a medal in the next Olympics,” says father Jagir Singh, who retired as naib subedar from the same unit which Gurcharan joined in 1992.His family is surprisingly stoic. “He was heartbroken over not being recognised for his feat at the Olympics,” says Jagir Singh. He reels out instances of hurt and neglect that Gurcharan shared with the family before he went missing.Gurcharan Singh is the third army boxer to have disappeared in the past three years.The boxer’s main grouse was with the army authorities who had expressed their inability to provide him an out-of-turn promotion after his Sydney performance. His last promotion as JCO was in 1995 when he won gold in the SAF Games.According to the family, Gurcharan wanted the army to treat his Olympic feat on a par with that of a medal winner – a case reportedly made by the IABF as well – but it was turned down on grounds of being beyond the purview of existing rules.All that the army had offered him,says the family, was a cash incentive of Rs85,000.The IABF had also collected Rs 3.5 lakh but before they could hand it over to Gurcharan, he disappeared.”His ill-treatment by the army was the turning point,” says Jagir Singh. The denial of promotion apparently angered Gurcharan who had an argument with a senior army officer in Delhi. “He had a feeling that it was the end of the road for him in the forces,” says his father.In January, Gurcharan had even contacted lawyers in Chandigarh to get him self discharged from the army. On finding that the procedure was long and cumbersome Gurcharan opted to become a deserter.There are others who say that the treatment by the Punjab Government affected the boxer more deeply.The Government refused to acknowledge his Sydney achievement. To add insult to injury, the authorities’ refused even to instal a priority telephone connection at Gurcharan’s home. On the other hand, cricketer Harbhajan Singh was honoured by the chief minister with a plot, Rs 5 lakh and a Class I job.advertisementPICTURE OF DESPAIR: Gurcharan Singh’s parents at the family home in Roorewal village in Punjab”The neglect by the state Government added to Gurcharan’s desperation,”says Jagir Singh. IABF officials feel that neglect may be only a part of the reason behind Gurcharan’s disappearance. “The lure of money in the professional boxing circuit abroad may have been too tempting for him,” says one.There is talk that Gurcharan had been in touch with foreign pro boxing clubs after his strong showing in Sydney. According to boxing circles there is good reason to believe that he is already abroad.The incident has also brought into sharp focus a trend among top Indian amateur boxers of moving towards professional boxing. “It takes at least Rs 10 lakh per year to groom a boxer of Gurcharan’s calibre,” says an IABF official.If Gurcharan has indeed fled for the brutal high-stakes world of pro boxing, he won’t be the first. In 1994, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Dharmendra Yadav joined a professional club in the UK, followed by compatriots V. Devarajan, Sanjeev Kumar, Vivek Yadav and Raj Kumar Sangwan.They have tried their luck in professional boxing abroad without much success. Significantly,all the three run away boxers and most of those who turned professional were from the Services, raising questions about the lack of incentives for boxers in the armed forces. “Once the amateurs get trained abroad, they are desperate about the lack of incentive and facilities back home,” says Gupta.All the three boxers who deserted come from poor, rural families making them vulnerable to the lure of money attached to pro boxing. Unlike the private sector, the army – the mainstay of most national-level boxers in India – has stringent rules on promotion of sportsmen. Only an international medal makes a boxer eligible for a one-rank promotion.Worried at the Gurcharan episode, the IABF officials meet in Shimla on May 13 to chalk out a plan to stem this drain of boxing talent. “The key to retaining promising boxers lies in talking to them and keeping their morale high,” says Bhandari.Little wonder, one of the lessons that the boxers are being lectured on at the national training in progress at Shimla is on the pitfalls of professional boxing abroad.last_img read more

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Indian English lessons on Twitter: ‘Open the window, let air force come in’

first_imgPhoto: Twitter.comA funny take on common errors made by Indians in usage of English language is among the top trends on Twitter on Friday. Twitterati posted pictures of various such hilarious mistakes noticed on billboards all across the country hashtagging IndianEnglish.Photo: Twitter.comOther than this, users are also posting other funny gaffes rampant in our English usage. “Sport teacher to student: please fill wind in the football,” posted @prkpadmalayam. “Open the windows and let the airforce come in,” wrote @Mrlawyerr.”Teacher: Why are you looking at the monkeys outside when I am in the class?!” wrote @shreyanagarajan. “In God’s house there’s delay but no load shedding,” posted @Purba_Ray. “Don’t fly my fun,” tweeted @BakwasRadio.  Photo: Twitter.comThere were jibes at the use of strange English phrases in language used in government offices. “Dear Sir, with reference to my above, please refer to my below,” wrote @rajeshkalra.Photo: Twitter.comHowever, what summed up the best was this one: “British messed our motherland we mess up their mothertongue,” by @SuperstarGuddi.last_img read more

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Paul Finebaum Tabs Jim Harbaugh As His Choice For National Coach Of The Year

first_imgPaul Finebaum on FSU on ESPN.Paul Finebaum FSUThere are a number of very worthy candidate for national coach of the year in college football. Once-embattled Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz engineered an impressive turnaround from 7-5 to 12-0, and has his Hawkeyes on the verge of a College Football Playoff berth. Bob Stoops and Mike Gundy each have their teams battling for a conference championship in Bedlam today. Who does ESPN/SEC Network analyst Paul Finebaum have as his coach of the year? Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh.Paul Finebaum just said on CGD that Harbaugh is getting his vote for coach of the year, and is the favorite to win at this point.— Ben Fidelman (@bfidelman) November 28, 2015Harbaugh is definitely a worthy candidate, though fans of the Hawkeyes don’t seem to agree.Finebaum cant even say Kirks name!! ” A coach at Iowa” my butt!! Wow— Leo Doyle (@ledoylinator) November 28, [email protected] harbaugh for coach of the year??? #kirkferentz turned a 7-5 team into a #12-0 team. Harbaugh took over a team with a lot of talent— Clint Birkenholtz (@hawkeyegold03) November 28, [email protected] that coach from Iowa is Kirk Ferentz. Can’t believe you don’t even know his name. Wow.— Kevin Isaacson (@isaacsonbooks) November 28, 2015We expect that Harbaugh and Ferentz will each get plenty of love.last_img read more

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Settlement reached in Giants Manning memorabilia fraud case

first_imgHACKENSACK, N.J. – Three sports memorabilia collectors who accused New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of providing bogus “game-worn” equipment that was sold to unsuspecting fans settled their lawsuit against the Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Monday, days before the case was scheduled to go to trial.A spokesman for the defendants, a group that included Manning, the Giants, two equipment managers and Steiner Sports, the company with whom Manning is under contract to provide game-worn jerseys and helmets for sale, said Monday night a settlement had been reached to resolve the claims. Details were not given.Plaintiffs Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab and Sean Godown had sought triple the amount of their alleged losses — which totalled less than $20,000 combined — for buying two helmets billed as worn by Manning. They also had sought punitive damages, and claimed in court filings they would produce evidence that would “show that Manning engaged in a pattern of knowingly providing items to Steiner Sports that he misrepresented as having been game-used when he knew they were not.”Manning and the Giants had denied the allegations and characterized the suit as “inflammatory and baseless” in court filings.Jury selection was to have begun this week, but a death in the family of one of the attorneys had pushed that back to next Monday.An attorney for the plaintiffs confirmed the settlement Monday night.Inselberg filed the lawsuit in 2014. The suit claimed two helmets purchased by Inselberg and the two other plaintiffs — including one purportedly used by Manning during the Giants’ 2007-2008 Super Bowl season — were bogus. Inselberg alleged photographic experts using a technique called “photomatching” could not find evidence that the helmets were ever used in games.The Giants and Manning contend photomatching is unreliable because it does not take into account that helmets are routinely reconditioned during or after a season, the evidence of which might be found on the inside of the helmet and not the outside.The stakes were raised in the lawsuit in April 2017 when Inselberg’s attorneys filed court documents that contained emails between Manning and equipment manager Joseph Skiba, who also was a defendant in the lawsuit. In one email, Manning asks Skiba to get “2 helmets that can pass as game used.”The email does not refer to the two helmets at issue in the lawsuit, but Inselberg alleged it indicates a pattern of fraud.When the emails went public last year, Manning angrily denied any wrongdoing. In a court filing this month, Manning’s attorney wrote that the email was intended to ask Skiba for two game-used helmets that would “satisfy the requirement of being game-used.”“Manning never instructed Joe Skiba to create any fraudulent memorabilia,” attorney Robert Lawrence wrote. “Rather, Manning believed that if he asked Joe Skiba for his helmets, he received his game-used helmets and that the helmets he received from Skiba were his game-used helmets.”In the same court filing, Manning’s lawyer accused Inselberg of being “engaged in a decades-long memorabilia scheme” in which he obtained, without permission, game-used Giants equipment, including Manning’s, from Skiba and Skiba’s brother, Ed, as well as a local dry cleaner.last_img read more

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