Machado’s first World Series one to forget for Dodgers

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil READ: Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World SeriesThe 26-year-old Machado — who was acquired from Baltimore on July 19 — can become a free agent this offseason and is expected to command a large contract. If he doesn’t re-sign with the Dodgers, it ended up being a rental that didn’t produce meaningful results.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“Obviously, it has been a great journey. The Dodgers welcomed me with open arms,” Machado said. “It has been a great couple months we had here and we’ll see what happens.”Machado’s three home runs and 12 RBIs rank second among players in this year’s postseason, but most of his production happened early. He was 8 for 28 (.286 batting average) with three home runs and nine RBIs in the four-game NL Division Series against Atlanta and the first three games of the NL Championship Series against Milwaukee. But his production tailed off the rest of the way as he batted .184 (7 for 38) with three RBIs in the remaining nine games.“We just didn’t have enough. We were unable to get past that hump,” Machado said.Machado’s most memorable hit of the Fall Classic was notable for all the wrong reasons. During the sixth inning of Game 3, he had a little too much self-confidence when he apparently thought he hit a home run to left field. Instead, Machado admired what turned out to be a 368-foot single as it bounced off the wall. Had Machado run it out, it might have been a double.In Saturday night’s Game 4, Machado stepped on Steve Pearce’s heel as he was running through first base. Pearce said Sunday that he didn’t consider the play malicious.Machado’s baserunning was a frequent topic of conversation throughout the postseason. During the NLCS, he was criticized for not hustling during a groundout, kicking Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar near the ankle as he jogged out a groundout (which drew a $10,000 fine) and for a pair of hard slides into Orlando Arcia in Game 3 while the Milwaukee shortstop was attempting to turn double plays. The antics prompted Brewers star Christian Yelich to call Machado “a dirty player.”ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado stands in the dugout after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles’ hopes that Manny Machado would help deliver the Dodgers’ first World Series title since 1988 ended up falling way short.Machado struggled against the Boston Red Sox in his first World Series, going 4 for 22. He was hitless in four at-bats in Game 5 on Sunday night, including falling awkwardly to one knee as he swung and missed on a Chris Sale slider to end the 5-1 Red Sox victory at Dodger Stadium. It was Machado’s third strikeout of the night.ADVERTISEMENT October to forget: Kershaw, Dodgers lose World Series again MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments This was the second straight year that the Dodgers made a trade in July that didn’t yield the desired results. They acquired Yu Darvish from the Rangers last year. The right-hander won his starts in the first two rounds of the playoffs but was awful in his two World Series starts, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in 3 1/3 innings.Darvish was the starter in last year’s Game 7 against the Astros and he allowed five runs in 1 2/3 innings in the Dodgers’ 5-1 loss.Darvish ended up signing with the Cubs.Machado said he hasn’t even started to consider his free-agent options.“I don’t know because that’s not up to me or a decision I can make right now,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Tricky balance for Gor as Sofa, AFC lie in wait

first_imgBut, he has a do-or-die clash against USM Alger in the CAF Confederations Cup on August 29 to look out for.A loss to Rwanda’s rayon Sport on Sunday night put the record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions in a precarious situation as far as their continental ambitions are concerned and the now have to go to North Africa and pull out a win beyond all costs.“It is tough for us and the FKF and KPL should have helped us by shelving some of these fixtures, but they refused. What can we do? We have two crucial games, very tough games and one is against our big rivals and then we have to look at USM which is a must win game. We have to make tough decisions,” the tactician said.Kerr has either to rest some of his key players for one of the two league matches or both and preserve them for USM Alger. But, the game against AFC on Saturday is not just your ordinary match. It is the battle for bragging rights.The Gor Mahia that started their CAF Confederations Cup match against Rayon Sport at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We will look at who is fresh and who is ready for that game but to be honest, our focus is on the USM match,” the tactician noted.Gor would have wrapped up a spot in the quarter finals had they even drawn against Rayon in Nairobi, but they couldn’t get a way past the Rwandese.“We prepared well, we worked hard and the atmosphere in training was great but it just didn’t happen. Credit to Rayon, they came here to win and basically made us work hard. We didn’t click. In the first half we conceded an early goal which is unlike us and we gave the ball away too many times,” the tactician said.“No excuses, it just wasn’t our day. It just didn’t work for us,” a dejected Kerr further noted.He said that their tough run of citures hasn’t given them time to prepare well as most of the sessions have just been more of recovery than working on tactical preparation for the next game.His sentiments were shared by skipper Harun Shakava who said the players are suffering from fatigue while most of them are playing beyond the pain barrier carrying injuries.Gor Mahia striker Francis Mustafa vies for the ball against Rayon Sport’s Abdul Rwatubyaye in a CAF Confederations Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu‘It is very tough because we are genuinely tired. Travelling, playing, recovering… it takes a toll on players. We have players who are playing with injuries and it is hard to demand 100 percent from them. We asked the federation and KPL to postpone some of our games but they refused,” the defender noted.He added; “We are out here representing Kenya and it is not good to see that we don’t get enough support. But we will fight on, all is not lost,” Shakava opined.The team is still optimistic they will pull off the success of going into the Confederations Cup quarter finals, despite needing all points away to USM.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during their CAF Confederations Cup match against Rayon Sport at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Gor Mahia head coach Dylan kerr is faced with a huge headache ahead of him with a possibly fate defining next two weeks in wait.The British tactician could wrap up a second league title since joining Gor over the next two matches; Sofapaka on Wednesday in Narok and arch rivals AFC Leopards on Saturday at the Kasarani Stadium.last_img read more

THE GREAT POTHOLE DEBATE RESULT: INISHOWEN €1,090,000, STRANORLAR €560,000

first_imgAREAS of Donegal are to get funding for better roads based on how many roads they have – and not the state of them, councillors have decided.There was uproar in Donegal County Council chamber yesterday when engineers proposed changing the rules so that a €4.2M government grant was spent based on where it was needed most.And councillors representing Stranorlar were right behind that idea as it would have given them an extra €227k. But the rest of the council voted against the idea….meaning many roads which need fixed in the Stranorlar electoral area won’t now be sorted out.Angry Councillor Gerry Crawford said the decision was wrong.However Inishowen councillors pointed out that their colleagues rejected a compromise which would have given them an extra €60k.THE GREAT POTHOLE DEBATE RESULT: INISHOWEN €1,090,000, STRANORLAR €560,000 was last modified: May 31st, 2011 by gregShare 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

EXPERTS INVESTIGATE DONEGAL SEAL DEATHS

first_imgEXPERTS are investigating how five seals died in Co Donegal, amid fears they were deliberately killed.Four of the defenceless animals were found dead near Rosbeg and a fifth near Narin.The Irish Seal Sanctuary is also investigating the deaths of several seals in Co Waterford, it confirmed last night. A spokesman said: “The National Parks and Wildlife Services have been informed of the concerns around the deaths of the animals.“It is appealing to the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardai or any dead seals to the Irish Seal Sanctuary and the National Parks and Wildlife Services.”Seals are a protected species around Ireland’s shores.Conservationists say there is no need to kill them. The Co Wexford based organisation says it has studied all government reports and data since 1960 and there is no scientific support for culls.“The problem and challenge to fisheries scientists, politicians and the fishing community is to face up to the internationally acknowledged problem of over-fishing,” said a spokesman.“The take over of the fishing industry by large business corporations and the displacement and systematic depopulation of previously sustainable fishing communities is the issue.“This policy is E.U. driven, assisted by our own National and local politicians, and divisions within the ranks of the fishing community itself, where larger more unscrupulous operators are fishing smaller operators out of business.”The ISS also claimed that while quotas were set at €700M, Irish fisheries take more than twice that from the waters off the Irish coasts. One of those leading the debate for a possible cull earlier this year was Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh.He claimed a review of legislation protecting seals was required in addition to an investigation into possible breeding controls.“If we have humane annual deer culls on this island, we should open a debate on having a humane seal cull,” he said in an interview in February.EXPERTS INVESTIGATE DONEGAL SEAL DEATHS was last modified: October 12th, 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)Tags:donegal seal deathsISSlast_img read more

California smothers La Serna

first_imgWHITTIER — California High School rode a physical defensive effort to a 24-7 victory over visiting La Serna High in their cross-town Del Rio League opener Friday night. California got all the points it would need in the second quarter on a 34-yard field goal from Mitch LeVier and Dominic Rivera’s 5-yard touchdown run. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Three minutes into the third quarter, La Serna quarterback Matt Petropulos raced around the right side, cut back to the middle and went 60 yards to make it 10-7. The Condors countered with Rivera’s 3-yard run that capped a 13- play, 79-yard drive to make it 17-7 after three quarters. California then added another score on a 7-yard pass from Le Vier to Trent Howard with just less than four minutes to play. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Rivera finished with 119 yards on 22 carries and Navarro added 97 yards on 15 rushes. LaVier completed just 3 of 8 passes for 26 yards, but also had an interception and two extra point conversions to go with his field goal. While the Condors’ offense was engaging in a smash-mouth football confrontation of its own, the defense turned in perhaps its most dominant performance in recent memory. They held La Serna to a minus-16 yards rushing, 2 yards total offense and one first down in the first half. The Lancers had five possessions and never advanced the ball beyond their own 31-yard line. In the second half, aside from Petropulos’ 60-yard scamper, La Serna never crossed its own 40-yard line in its other four possessions. Petropulos was 6 for 17 for 55 for La Serna which also finished with 54 yards rushing on the night. last_img read more

Police still investigating Hamlin’s beating

first_imgKIRKLAND, Wash. — Seattle coach Mike Holmgren said the team is not aware of any connection between the severe beating of Seahawks safety Ken Hamlin outside a nightclub and the shooting death of a man found in a park, though police continued Wednesday to investigate that possibility. Holmgren said he and the team’s head of security, Rick Ninomiya, have talked to at least two Seahawks players who were with Hamlin at Larry’s Nightclub early Monday. He did not identify the players. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Seattle police spokeswoman Debra Brown said Holmgren’s assessment was premature. “For him to make that comment is probably not thoughtful, right now,’ Brown said. “We’re still looking into the possibility, following all the leads, interviewing the witnesses, doing the things detectives do to try to break a case.’ A jogger found the body of Terrell Milam, 31, near a city park some three hours after the 2 a.m. brawl at the nightclub, more than five miles away. Tramaine Isabell, who says he is Milam’s brother, said he recognized Milam from the security video of the fight. Hours earlier, Seattle routed Houston at Qwest Field, four blocks to the southeast. Holmgren would not identify the players he and Ninomiya spoke with. “It’s an ongoing investigation, as you know. The players were very forthcoming,’ Holmgren said. “All that stuff will come out at the proper time.’ Meanwhile, Holmgren said Hamlin was improving, and he was expected to leave intensive care at Harborview Medical Center and move into a regular-floor room as soon as doctors determined the blood clot near the left side of his brain had not grown. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img When asked whether the team is concerned police are searching for a possible link between the two crimes, Holmgren said, “I don’t think it’s an issue.’ “They’re not concerned about it, because there’s not a connection’ that the team is aware of, Holmgren said. last_img read more

Rogers Named State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award Recipient

first_imgST. LOUIS – Olivia Rogers (Boulder, Colo.), a sophomore on the Drake University women’s track and field team, has been named one of 10 student-athletes to receive the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Good Neighbor Award for the 2017-18 spring season. The other spring nominees for the MVC Good Neighbor Award include: Malini Wijesinghe, Bradley, Women’s Tennis; Alexandra Latoria, Evansville, Softball; Kiley Walsh, Illinois State, Women’s Golf; Bailey Martin, Indiana State, Softball; Brooke Wilson, Loyola, Softball; Claire Schwarz, Missouri State, Women’s Outdoor Track & Field; Savanna Hunt, UNI, Women’s Tennis; Katelyn Massa, Southern Illinois, Softball; and Madison McCreary, Valparaiso, Women’s Golf. Print Friendly Version During the 2018 indoor season, Rogers ran her personal best in the 3,000 meters at 10:40.11 and ran a leg of the Bulldogs’ distance medley relay that finished eight at the MVC Indoor Championship. Her current outdoor bests are in the 800 meters with a time of 2:25.79, and the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:49.82 set in finishing second at the Jim Duncan Invitational.center_img In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in a sport, during the season of recognition.  The Valley recognizes 10 student-athletes three times annually (fall, winter, spring), for a total of 30 honorees. Institutions select their State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award Honorees.Rogers has volunteered with many organizations including, Children & Families of Iowa Domestic Violence Shelter, Lafayette Peer Empowerment Program Mentor, Joppa Houses and Meals from the Heartland. She has also volunteered during National Girls & Women in Sports Day.Rogers holds a 3.65 cumulative GPA with a major in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. She has also been named to the Dean’s list.last_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 0 Watford 0

first_imgDidier Drogba had Chelsea’s best chance in a goalless first half in the FA Cup third-round clash at Stamford Bridge.The veteran striker rose to meet Loic Remy’s cross on the half-hour mark but his effort was saved at the near post by Watford keeper Jonathan Bond.Remy, making only his fourth Blues start as one of eight changes, joined Andre Schurrle and Gary Cahill in wasting excellent chances to score.Schurrle should have found the target when Drogba controlled a long ball forward superbly and found his team-mate in acres of space inside the box.Cahill flicked over from close range with just the keeper to beat and then glanced a header wide of the far post shortly before half-time.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho handed keeper Petr Cech his eighth start of the campaign and he was called upon to stop Daniel Tozser and Troy Deeney giving Championship side Watford the lead.Youngster Kurt Zouma also made a rare start along with Felipe Luis, John Mikel Obi and Ramires, with John Terry, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard left out of the matchday squad.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill, Luis; Mikel, Ramires; Oscar, Schurrle, Remy; Drogba.Subs: Courtois, Ivanovic, Ake, Salah, Costa, Matic, Willian.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Windfall for housing societies opting for self-redevelopment

first_imgThe Maharashtra government will give concessions in floor space index (FSI) and transferable development rights (TDR) for housing societies opting for self-redevelopment. A committee comprising senior State bureaucrats has presented its report to the government recommending concessions for societies on leased and private land opting for self-redevelopment. The Cabinet had approved the move in March and formed a committee of bureaucrats from the Urban Development and Revenue departments to decide on the extent of concessions. The committee report has suggested an additional 10% FSI over and above what is proposed under the Development Control Rules (DCR), while allowing a 50% concession on charges related to the DCR for societies going in for self-redevelopment. A one-window clearance system, eligibility criteria of 30 years in age and a six-month period to submit an application are some of the other recommendations. “We have recommended a 0.2% additional FSI for societies on road width of 9 m, while other waivers are being suggested in the Land Under Construction tax,” said a senior official. The committee has also recommended concessions in rates applied as part of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), stamp duty and premium for open space deficiencies. Other concessions have also been granted on front and side margins of a project. “We have allowed making State cooperative banks as the agencies that could finance and help societies undertake such projects,” said a senior UDD official. Self-redevelopment is one where the construction process is executed by society members, who have the conveyance in their names. Under the latest changes, such societies will also be charged a reduced premium for the paid FSI component, and a 4% interest subsidy for availing of construction loans. “We are also making such projects eligible for 10% additional tenement area,” said an official. The new policy is aimed at liberating residents from the clutches of builders who drive the redevelopment process. It is also likely to result in more space and better quality construction, town planners said. “Among other benefits such as extra carpet area for residents, powers will remain with the society and fear of being moved to a poor location by builders will no longer exist. The residents can themselves decide on amenities and other facilities during the planning process,” said an official.last_img read more

Concussion

first_imgA pretty good bump on the head, or a violent collision, can leave you feeling woozy and confused, and with a splitting headache. If its bad enough, you may even lose consciousness.So, what causes a concussion? Your brain is a delicate organ encased in bone, your skull. When you fall down, suffer violent contact during a sports activity, or hit your head in a car accident, your brain moves but has nowhere to go. Instead, it swirls around inside your head and bumps into your skull. This causes bruising that damages your brain.The classic symptom of a concussion is loss of consciousness. But many people might experience only a brief moment of amnesia or disorientation. Typically, youll have a headache, feel sleepy, and you may even vomit. Most likely you will not be able to think “straight,” that is, maybe you cant remember the date or your name. You may see flashing lights and even feel like youve “lost time.” Sometimes, it may take a day or two after the blow for some symptoms to develop.Your doctor will do a physical exam, checking your pupils, your ability to think, your coordination, and your reflexes. The doctor may want to look for bleeding in your brain, so you may need a CT or MRI scan. You may also have a brain wave test, or EEG.So, how do we treat a concussion? First and foremost, you will need to rest and be watched… sometimes in the hospital, and sometimes by a parent, friend, or spouse if youre at home.advertisementFor your headache, you can take acetaminophen. You may need to eat a light diet for a while if you continue to feel sick, or feel like vomiting. Youll want to have someone stay with you for the first 12 to 24 hours after your concussion. Its okay to sleep, but someone should wake you up every few hours and ask you a simple question, such as your name, and then watch you for changes in how you look or act.Obviously, if you were playing sports when you received a concussion, you most likely will need to stop. Sometimes you cant return to a sport for weeks, or longer, especially if your symptoms dont improve. Thats because once youve had a concussion, its easier to get another one, and multiple concussions can lead to long-term brain damage.Review Date:10/25/2011Reviewed By:Alan Greene, MD, Author and Practicing Pediatrician; also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more