Angels’ Tyler Skaggs adds more good memories of pitching in Kansas City

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros INJURY UPDATESMike Trout was at DH for the sixth straight game because of a sprained right index finger that affects his throwing. Trout said he’s going to try to throw on Tuesday in Boston, but Scioscia said it might take longer for him to be ready to play outfield in a game.“He’s not going to play center field tomorrow,” Scioscia said. “We’ll see how it progresses when he starts to throw.”Garrett Richards (hamstring) was scheduled to throw off a mound for the first time since going on the disabled list on Monday. Scioscia said it’s just a light bullpen session, so he will need at least one more before he can be ready to make a rehab assignment.Zack Cozart (shoulder) has begun baseball activities, but the Angels “don’t have any idea yet when he’s going to be able to take the next step,” Scioscia said.ALSOBecause Monday’s game was originally scheduled for April 15, which is Jackie Robinson Day, the players for both teams all wore No. 42, as they would have in April. …David Fletcher has now played outfield three times in the majors, even though he hadn’t played it at all in the minors. Trout’s temporary inability to play center has created some difficult roster situations for the Angels, resulting in Fletcher playing right field. “He’s athletic, he’s got good foot speed,” Scioscia said. “We figured he could handle it for an inning or two in a dire situation.”UP NEXTAngels (John Lamb, 0-0, 5.40) at Red Sox (David Price, 8-5, 3.81), Tuesday, 4 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took nearly two years for Tyler Skaggs to make it back to the majors after undergoing Tommy John surgery. When he finally did, his return was at Kauffman Stadium.Skaggs pitched seven scoreless innings that night in July 2016, and since then he’s continued adding to his positive highlight reel from this ballpark.“This place has good memories for me, coming back from Tommy John,” Skaggs said after another solid game on Monday. “I love pitching here.”Skaggs had a scoreless seven-inning outing in Kansas City in 2017. On Monday he gave up one run in seven innings. Add it up, and he’s allowed one run in 21 innings in three starts at Kaufmann Stadium. Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 This one didn’t have the drama of a comeback from a two-year battle with elbow and shoulder problems, but there were some questions after he’d had his previous scheduled turn pushed back because of hamstring tightness.Skaggs said he now feels “100 percent,” adding that he is “happy I took the extra few days.”With 10 days off since his previous start, he said he was a little ragged at the beginning of the game, but he settled into a groove and got through 110 pitches.The Royals had seven hits against Skaggs, including four to lead off innings, so he was pitching under pressure most of the afternoon. He escaped with the help of a double play and three baserunners being erased. Skaggs picked one off, and catcher Martín Maldonado picked off two and caught one stealing.“I thought Tyler was on his game,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He pitched a great game. He used all his pitches.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Tour of the Peace cancelled; organizers will still raise funds this Saturday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Organizers have announced that they will be cancelling this year’s edition of Tour of the Peace.The main purpose of this event was to raise funds for Type 1 Diabetes research and to help find a cure.Despite not holding an official event this year, Dan and Joanna Webster say they will be doing a personal Tour of the Peace this Saturday, where Dan will be riding along the originally planned route, with Joanna walking the route at Beatton Provincial Park.- Advertisement -They also say they decided to do their own personal tour as they do not want to let down anyone down, especially their son, the inspiration of the event, who has Type 1 Diabetes.Dan will be starting out on Saturday, August 17, at 8:30 a.m. at Dinosaur Lake and will wrap up the Tour at Beatton Provincial Park where Joanna will be walking at 3:00 p.m. A family barbeque will follow.If you would like to donate, you can visit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Leicester ‘preparing £25m offer’ for LaLiga ace

first_img targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Djene helped Getafe to an impressive eighth place finish in LaLiga LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TOP WORK The Foxes have already made three senior signings this summer, with Puel bringing defenders Jonny Evans and Ricardo Pereira, and James Maddison, the midfielder, to the King Power Stadium. 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Leicester are preparing an offer for Getafe defender Djene Dakonam, according to reports.Djene, the Togo centre-back, impressed in his debut LaLiga season last term, following his move to Spain from Sint-Truidense in Belgium this time last year. He made 36 appearances in total, helping Getafe finish eighth by conceding just 33 goals throughout the entire campaign. IN DEMAND RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Getafe president Angel Torres wants to receive Djene’s full release clause – reportedly £31m (€35m) – to sell the defender, while the player is said to favour a move to Sevilla as he wishes to remain in LaLiga rather than move abroad. moving on REVEALED Arsenal manager Unai Emery is said to have kept track of the 26-year-old in previous years, while Sevilla are known to be admirers of Djene, who can play on the right side of defence as well as in his natural centre-back position.However, Leicester are making the most serious move for Djene, with a £25million (€28m) offer being prepared by Claude Puel and co, according to AS. 2 LATEST Djene has a €35m release clause in his Getafe contract Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer last_img read more

What Khalil Mack trade tells us about Raiders and 2019 free agency

first_imgALAMEDA — If we learned anything about the Raiders last season it’s that that they’re going to be conscious of their budget.How else do you explain trading away Khalil Mack because his asking price on a new contract far exceeded what the Raiders were willing to pay?With that in mind, go ahead and expect the Raiders to be wary of unrestricted free agents, even those at a position of need. Free agency … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

Geocaching Employee Spotlight: Product Owner & Avid Geocacher, Ben Hewitt

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Employee Spotlight: Tom, Veep of Marketing & MerchApril 10, 2016In “Community”Geocaching HQ Employee Spotlight: Senior Software Developer, Dave (Wilson)May 8, 2016In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 14): Geocaching® app updatesMay 21, 2018In “Community” This is part of a series of blog posts shining a spotlight on the people of GeocachingHQ. We hope to show you the “geo-who” behind the “geo-what”. 🙂What is your name?Ben HewittYeah, but what’s your Username?benandjayme (shared with my wife!) Jayme, Ben, and Signal the Frog at a Geocaching EventHow did you come up with your username?Hmmmm… it’s not the most creative username, but it’s certainly representative of the two of us! What is your job title?Product Owner Bryan, Ben, and Jayme at Geocaching Block Party 2014What does your job title actually mean? In other words, how do you explain what you do to someone that has no idea what you do?I’m one of the six members of HQ’s Product team. As a team, we’re responsible for identifying and defining the best new features to add to and the official mobile apps. “Best” is a lofty and sometimes tough to define goal, so we’re constantly striving to create features that are good for the community, good for the game, and good for the business. Individually, I’m responsible for managing the flow of design and development work that passes through one of our three product delivery teams at HQ and for helping making sure that the team meets our timeline and quality commitments.Ben is a firm supporter of DNF PrideTell us about your geocaching style (exotic locations / quality over quantity)?I love to use geocaching to explore new places. One of the things I’ve really come to appreciate after almost 8 years of geocaching is that exploration and discovery are always just around the corner. I’ll always love flying across the world and discovering a new country or culture, but I’ve had just as many amazing experiences discovering new places just a few blocks outside of my well-worn everyday routines.What’s something that surprises you about geocaching – whether it’s the game itself, working at headquarters, or anything else?I’m always amazed at how many different ways geocachers come up with to play this game. Any time you think you’ve got it down (“THIS is geocaching”), some new and unexpected geocache or trackable experience will surely come along to defy your definition. I love that about this game!Ben and his baby girl geocaching last summerWhat’s the best piece of geocaching advice or information you ever learned?An oldie-but-goodie that I do believe: it’s not about the numbers! Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

What the Internet Association is Really About

first_imgbrian proffitt Tags:#copyright#Government#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… It took 115,000 websites and more than 13 million Internet users to get Congress’ attention on January 18 and bring down the SOPA and PIPA Internet copyright bills. But now a new group is setting up shop in Washington to avoid such high-drama confrontations and shape politics with a more traditional method:Lobbyist money.The still somewhat secretInternet Association presents itself as “the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of America’s leading Internet companies and their global community of users,” but such flowery words are actually a common way to describe lobbying organizations. And that may be the problem.The AFL-CIO, for instance, “is an expression of the hopes and aspirations of the working people of America.” The National Rifle Association’s mission is “to protect the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and to promote safe, responsible, and competent use of firearms.” And the Motion Picture Association of America’s stated goal is “to advance the business and the art of filmmaking and its enjoyment around the world.”Looking Under the HoodThese all sound like worthy, un-controversial goals, but depending on your political leanings, you may take issue with the actions these organizations take to safeguard what’s important to their members and their corporate donors. Very often these actions include trying to influence members of Congress and White House staffers about legislation – and funneling much-needed campaign donations their way.Such ear-bending and glad-handing are no doubt big reasons why SOPA (HR. 3261), along with its counterpart bill in the Senate, PIPA (S. 968), were being fast-tracked in late 2011 in the first place. Both bills were intended to give private copyright holders more tools to pull down pirated copy from the Internet. That sounded good to many people, but the fine print revealed serious potential for over-reaching and lack of review. That’s why the Internet community fought back so hard.Despite the failure of SOPA and PIPA, the original sponsors of the bill are still trying to tame copyright violations. In early July, a draft bill for an Intellectual Property Attaché Act (IPAA) was discussed within the Senate Judiciary Committee. That bill, which seems to be in a Congressional limbo since it hasn’t been formally introduced, would give members of the diplomatic corps more powers to enforce intellectual property violations on behalf of copyright holders around the world. These powers were also within SOPA and PIPA, but did not receive much attention at the time. The Internet Lobbies BackTo fight these on-going efforts, companies like Google, Facebook, and eBay – all rumored to be founding members of the new Internet Association – can lobby individually. But even these large, powerful companies may find their influence relatively weak when acting individually.Facebook, for example, had its lobbying team talk to House representatives about IPAA, as this quarterly disclosure report shows. But Facebook also discussed a lot of other issues with Congress, and despite its high public profile, remains just one company among many vying for the attention of Washington officials.This is the logic behind an organization like the Internet Association: create one large lobbying group with a single, unified message – and a lot of money behind it.Be Careful What You Wish ForOpponents of SOPA, IPAA, and similar legislation are probably welcoming the Internet Association. But they should be careful what they wish for…Despite the Internet Association’s lofty mission statement, only one part is really relevant: “representing the interests of America’s leading Internet companies.”At best, all that other stuff about their global community of users is just what companies like Facebook, Google and the rest believe is best for their users. At worst, it’s a rhetorical smokescreen intended to add popular legitimacy to the companies’ business goals.Recalling problems Google has had with privacy alone should warn Web users against getting too excited about big Internet companies making more concerted political efforts in Washington.Images courtesy of Shutterstock. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Rep Garcia DPS reform package puts students first

first_img02Jun Rep. Garcia: DPS reform package puts students first Categories: Garcia News,News A bicameral financial and educational reform package for Detroit Public Schools (DPS) was approved by the state House today, including two bills sponsored by Rep. Daniela R. Garcia.“This legislation is putting students first,” said Rep. Garcia, R-Holland. “Not just the 110,000 children calling Detroit home, but for all of Michigan’s students. We needed to ensure all DPS students’ education continues beyond the current school year, while not affecting children in the other 900 school districts across Michigan.”House Bill 5384 facilitates the structural foundations for a new Community Schools district while enacting educational reforms which will help improve academic outcomes for our students in Detroit.House Bill 5387 would allow for the State Superintendent, Attorney General, and most importantly parents to initiate proceedings in response to an illegal school strike.“The time has come not only to guarantee education, but to reform it in Detroit,” said Rep. Garcia, vice-chair of the House Committee on Education. “Financial mismanagement and corruption have broken the education system in Detroit, leaving the lowest performing urban district in this country. None of that is acceptable and this package of bills addresses that.”“There are no more excuses,” said Rep. Garcia. “Our students deserve better.”last_img read more