Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Whatever the temperatures, Dodgers-Red Sox, a hot World Series on deck. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. “Sweet Caroline” or “I Love L.A.”Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the mound — the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have rarely crossed paths heading into this World Series. Only once before in October, and that was more than a century ago.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 ChrissIn fact, Clayton Kershaw has never even pitched at Fenway Park.Consider this: Going into Game 1 on Tuesday night, the Dodgers have beaten the Red Sox in Boston just one time. “I’m looking forward to going back to Fenway. Obviously for me personally, I have a lot of fond memories of the Red Sox and Fenway Park,” Roberts said. “To be wearing another uniform going in there playing for a World Series championship is going to be special for me.”This also marks the first time both Series managers have played for each team.“The weather. Traffic,” Cora said Sunday about the varying locales.MVP candidate Mookie Betts and the Red Sox posted a team-record 108 wins, a big payoff for the team with the top payroll in the game. Boston pushed past New York in the AL Division Series and then quickly dispatched the defending champion Astros in the ALCS.A tremendous right fielder, Betts might move to second base when the Series shifts to Dodger Stadium. That would be to make room for slugger J.D. Martinez when the Red Sox lose their designated hitter slot.Boston opened as a slight betting favorite over Los Angeles.“That’s the best team in the game right now. We respect that,” Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said. “But know that we’re good.”Chris Sale is set to pitch the opener for the Red Sox. He recently spent a night in the hospital because of a stomach illness, and no doubt watchful eyes will be on the lefty ace.Los Angeles is aiming for its first championship since Kirk Gibson, Orel Hershiser and Tommy Lasorda brought home the crown in 1988.A year after dropping Game 7 at home to Houston, Justin Turner and the crew with the third-highest payroll beat Colorado in a tiebreaker for the NL West title, chased Atlanta in the NLDS and topped Milwaukee 5-1 on Saturday night in Game 7 for the pennant. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown That came on June 12, 2004. And guess who scored and drove in a run for the Dodgers during that 14-5 romp?Alex Cora, now the rookie manager of the Red Sox. One of his teammates that afternoon — Dave Roberts, ready to lead Los Angeles into its second straight Fall Classic.“Two storied franchises, that draw more interest,” Red Sox second baseman Ian Kinsler said Sunday.Roberts is sure to draw a big cheer when the teams line up for pregame introductions. He’s still a fan favorite in Boston for his daring stolen base that sparked an unprecedented comeback from a 3-0 deficit against Mariano Rivera and the rival Yankees in the 2004 AL Championship Series.The Red Sox went on to end their 86-year title drought by sweeping St. Louis in the World Series, boosted by Big Papi, Pedro and Manny. Starting this week, Boston will try for its fourth championship in 15 seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Decades later, the teams made history together. They drew an announced crowd of 115,300 — the largest ever for a baseball game — for an exhibition at the Coliseum in 2008 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles.Overall, the Red Sox are 8-7 against the Dodgers since interleague play began in 1997. Boston hasn’t hosted LA since 2010, and the teams haven’t squared off since 2016.Not much crossover for these clubs, either.Buckner was a young, fleet outfielder when he helped the Dodgers reach the 1974 World Series. He was a gimpy first baseman when he let that ball roll through his legs as Boston blew the 1986 Series.Pedro Martinez began his big league career as a reliever with Los Angeles before becoming a dominant starter for Boston. Manny Ramirez was an eccentric slugger for the Red Sox who took his act to Mannywood out West.Nomar Garciaparra, Adrian Beltre and Rickey Henderson are among the stars who spent time with both teams. So has Dodgers starter Rich Hill — in 2015, the Boston-area native was pitching with the independent Long Island Ducks when he resurrected his career with the Red Sox.And there was that late-season trade six years ago that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford from Boston to Los Angeles in a huge salary dump.Big names will be in the stands next week, too.Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and a packed crowd bundled on a New England night, maybe. It could be in the upper 30s at Fenway, the oldest ballpark in the majors.Warren Beatty, Ashton Kutcher and sun-splashed fans basking in the glow of the San Gabriel Mountains. It was a record 103 degrees for the opener last year at Dodger Stadium, at 56 the third-oldest park. “It doesn’t matter how you get there. But to get to come back and go back from last year, it’s unbelievable,” Kershaw said. “Where we came from this year, it’s a testament to these guys, man. It’s a great group. We’re excited.”New to the power-packed Dodgers this season is star shortstop Manny Machado, acquired in a July trade with Baltimore. Boston fans are plenty familiar with him — his late slide last year injured longtime Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and led to a tense situation at Fenway with Sale throwing behind Machado.Soon as they see him, Red Sox rooters might even take up the familiar chant of “Beat LA!”It’s been heard for years in Boston, albeit in a different arena. That’s what Celtics fans echoed during the Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rivalry. Fitting, maybe, the former Lakers star is a part-owner of the Dodgers.On the basketball court, Los Angeles and Boston are certainly intertwined with championships on the line, going all the way back to the days of Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy and Jerry West.On the diamond, not so much for these formidable franchises.They first tangled for real in the 1916 World Series. The Babe pitched all 14 innings — in a tidy 2 hours, 32 minutes — as Boston beat Brooklyn 2-1 in Game 2. Though Fenway opened four years earlier, the game was played at Braves Field, home of the city’s NL franchise, because it held more people.The Red Sox wound up winning in five games. Back then, the Dodgers weren’t really the Dodgers. They were known by a collection of nicknames, and were often called the Robins because of popular manager Wilbert “Uncle Robbie” Robinson. And Ruth later coached for them.Over the years, the teams went their own ways, on and off the field.The Dodgers proudly broke baseball’s color barrier when Jackie Robinson played in 1947. The Red Sox were the last team in the majors to have a black player, in 1959 with Pumpsie Green. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rookie Trae Young scores 35, Hawks rout Cavs 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grounds crew members paint the World Series logo behind home plate at Fenway Park, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Boston as they prepare for Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers scheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream.Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Club versus country- AFC say no to FKF demands

first_imgBut in a strong worded statement released by AFC who are the home team for the tie, they have insisted that the game will go on and furthermore will not release their three players for national duty.“The Executive Committee would like to state that preparations for the derby match slated for May 26 are in top gear and the match is on. We have already paid for the stadium and tickets are being printed,” the statement signed by Secretary General Oscar Igaida said.-‘Funny stadium’The angered statement further added; “We shall not release our players for the Harambee Stars friendlies due to the match and Super Cup set to start on 3rd June. We condemn in the strongest terms possible statements attributed to FKF president Nick Mwendwa that the derby will not be played in a ‘funny stadium’. Didn’t he know Bukhungu was a ‘funny stadium’ when CECAFA was hosted there?”Mwendwa had earlier insinuated that only Kasarani would host the tie and not Bukhungu over what he termed as security risks. The stadium has been closed for the next month to allow the grass on the pitch to be firmed up.The latest stance, with the Kenyan Premier League management earlier in the day insisting that no fixtures will be postponed now throws the tie in limbo.“There will be no derby. Why? If we don’t give the coach the players now, the next window is Ghana. So we bring in a new coach and we take him to play Ghana without seeing or preparing a team. I am not cancelling the friendlies. We are moving to postpone any matches involving AFC and Gor, The rest of the teams have two players, one player so they will continue to play,” Mwendwa said earlier in the day.The recent row now brings into play what seemed like a forgotten battle between the two entities; KPL and FKF.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Cersidy Okeyo attempts to go past AFC Leopards’ Duncan Otieno during their Hull City challenge match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on May 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 21- A club versus country row is brewing between AFC Leopards and Football Kenya Federation after AFC reiterated on Monday afternoon that the Mashemeji Derby pitting arch rivals Gor Mahia will go on as planned on Saturday in Kakamega.FKF boss Nick Mwendwa had just a few hours earlier said that the derby will be postponed to allow Gor and AFC players to turn up for the national team which takes on Swaziland in a friendly match on Friday in Machakos.last_img read more

Swansea star seals loan move to Napoli

first_img New Napoli striker Michu 1 Swansea striker Michu has joined Napoli on a season-long loan with an option to make the move permanent.The 28-year-old, who joined the Jacks in July 2012 from Rayo Vallecano for £2million, completed a medical with Rafael Benitez’s side on Thursday morning.Michu was an instant hit at the Liberty Stadium, scoring twice on his Premier League debut and neeting 22 goals in all competitions as the Swans finished ninth in the top flight and lifted the Capital One Cup.However, the Spaniard struggled to recapture that impressive form last season, managing just two Premier League goals in 15 stars as injuries took their toll.Swansea were believed to be keen on agreeing a permanent transfer for the striker but have had to settle for a season-long loan.Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis earlier tweeted a message which said: “Benvenuto a Michu” – “Welcome Michu”.It is understood the Serie A side, who finished third last season, will pay £8million if they wish to make the Spaniard their own player.last_img read more


first_imgThe handing over of the cheque for €20,300.An annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society in Donegal has again come up trumps raising a whopping €20,300.Pictured at the cheque presentation were Colm Campbell, Helen Gillespie, Nora Gallagher, Julie Mundy, Francis Mc Gee and Eamon Brogan.This annual fundraiser is sponsored by Tommy and Nora Gallagher. Organisers wish to thank all those who supported this fundraiser whether it was by playing in golf classic, making donations or by buying draw tickets.People’s support for this worthwhile cause is much appreciatedDONEGAL ALZHEIMERS FUNDRAISER COMES UP TRUMPS AGAIN was last modified: October 27th, 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:Alzheimer’s SocietydonegalDonegal Townfundraiserlast_img read more


first_imgHundreds of people braved the rain to give a huge welcome home to European 800 metres bronze medalist Mark English in Letterkenny.The 21 year old spoke of his love of his hometown, of Co Donegal and thanked all those people who had helped him to realise his dreams.Plenty of people had plenty of good things to say about the man who promises to go on to even greater things in the months and years ahead. Many thanks to our friends at DonegalTV for the video. Simply click to play.DDTV – ‘I’LL NEVER GET TIRED SMILING AND SHAKING PEOPLE’S HANDS’ – MEDAL HERO ENGLISH! was last modified: August 20th, 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:Charlie CollinsDDTVDonegalTVletterkennymark englishlast_img read more

Warriors anticipate exercising Damian Jones’ team option for 2019-20 season

first_imgThe Warriors anticipate exercising Damian Jones team option for the 2019-20 season, a league source told Bay Area News Group. The Warriors have until Wednesday to finalize the decision.Jones, who is making around $1.5 million for the 2018-19 season, will be paid $2.3 million for the 2019-20 season. The Warriors could have saved in both salary and luxury taxes by not guaranteeing Jones’ team option. But that would have made Jones an unrestricted free agent next July and allow him to entertain …last_img read more

Will SAP CEO Shakeup Lead to a Unified Cloud Computing Strategy?

first_imgalex williams The rise of cloud computing looks like it has lead to the fall of SAP CEO Léo Apotheker, who resigned over the weekend.It’s not that cloud computing has been absent at SAP. There are a number of efforts underway. But it’s the lack of any unified strategy that is most notable.“They have been exploring the cloud,” said Ray Wang of the Altimeter Group. “It’s how quickly they have responded is the question of contention.”SAP’s headquarters are in Germany, and Wang says that may have contributed to the company’s scattered approach to cloud computing. Compared to the United States, Europe is more concerned about privacy issues, which leads to questions about the path a company can take: Private cloud? Public cloud? Hybrid? This may reflect somewhat on SAP’s hesitancy.John Wookey, a former Oracle executive, is leading SAP’s cloud computing efforts. At the SAP Influencer Summit in Boston last December, Wookey said that SAP would open its Frictionless Commerce platform to developers. In 2014 the company will release its next generation technology, according to Wang. The idea is to leapfrog what we see today in SaaS offerings.Today, though, customers are speaking out. They were hit last year with higher maintenance fees. They have been pretty vocal about their discontent. For SAP’s part, the company is starting to acknowledge it has made mistakes.What do customers want? Wang said they want to run their operations in a cost efficient manner and augment what they already have with SAP. That means a unified cloud offering, not a scattered approach like what they see now.In contrast, a company like IBM looks unified in its approach to cloud computing. You can build, host and partner with IBM. Its offerings are diverse yet unified. You know that IBM has a focus on the cloud. That’s not so clear as with SAP.Currently it’s the SaaS players in the market that are the most exciting ones to watch. Plex, Workday and NetSuite are targeting the SAP customer base.They are ready competitors even if incoming co-CEO Bill McDermott doesn’t think so.Here’s what he had to say in an interview last January with John Foley:“McDermott contends that now more than ever companies need a full-featured, integrated applications platform for running global business operations — mySAP, for example — not half-baked applications from unproven SaaS upstarts. He points to SAP’s 36 years of experience developing a “stable core” of enterprise software and a service-oriented architecture that makes it easy to add on third-party and custom applications. “It will take another 36 years for software-as-a-service vendors to do the same thing in the cloud,” he says.”Thirty-six years? That has to be an exaggeration.We’ll have to see what happens. But without a unified strategy cloud computing, SAP’s future does not look as exciting as the emerging SaaS players in the market. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#saas 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Virginity test: Three youth thrashed by caste panchayat in Pune for protests

first_imgPune: Three youths from the Kanjarbhat community were beaten by members of their community’s ‘caste panchayat’ in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area of the city on Sunday night for speaking out against the practice of conducting a bridal ‘virginity test’.An FIR under Sections 143, 147, 149 (pertaining to rioting and unlawful assembly), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was lodged against 40 persons at the Pimpri police station on Monday. Two persons have been arrested so far.The police acted on the complaint of Prashant Indrekar, who along with his cousin Saurabh Machhle and Prashant Tamchikar, was roughed up for opposing the panchayat’s practices.Assembly of eldersAccording to the police, the incident occurred around 11.30 p.m. on Sunday night. “A caste tribunal of the Kanjarbhat community assembled after a community marriage on Sunday night, where the ‘elders’ decreed that the bride had to take a virginity test. A number of panchayat members also vented their ire against Indrekar and his friends, who were present, for their campaign on social media speaking out against such practices,” said a senior official at the Pimpri police station.As the argument heated up some 40 people swooped down on the three youths and hit them using fists and other blunt objects.“They panchayat members demanded to know why we were bent upon ‘violating’ the tradition of the community by speaking on television and social media, against long-standing customs” said Mr. Indrekar.In December last year, several progressive youngsters of the community, including Mr. Indrekar, created a WhatsApp group ‘Stop the V-Ritual’ which elicited enthusiastic response.Mr. Tamchikar, student of TISS in Mumbai, is a co-creator of the group. The move has been strongly backed by Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS).The regressive practice of a bridal ‘virginity test’ is rife within the Kanjarbhat community and is forcibly imposed through the diktats of illegal caste tribunals.In it, a newly-married couple is generally taken to a hotel room and the groom is given a white bed-sheet and asked to use it during consummation.If the groom displays a bedsheet with blood stains on it, the bride is believed to have ‘passed’ the test. If the bedsheet has no blood stains, the bride is accused by the tribunal of physical relationships in the past.“In many instances, caste panchayat members actually sit outside the room during the act of sexual intercourse on the wedding night. It is to put an end to this degrading and demeaning practice and to preserve our dignity that we began the WhatsAppgroup,” said Mr. Indrekar.Last year, on November 25, Siddhant Indrekar (21), a resident of Kanjarbhat Nagar in Yerwada, had lodged a complaint against the caste panchayat at the Vishrantwadi police station.“Police are tardy in taking action in such cases despite ample proof against the caste panchayats, including demanding money for various rituals. But they often do not register such cases under the Social Boycott Act. How long must progressive members within such communities pay with their life and security before cases are lodged under the new law,” asked Nandini Jadhav of the MANS.In 2015, former Pimpri-Chinchwad mayor and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Kavichand Bhat was arrested by the Aurangabad police for extorting money from a woman in lieu for withdrawing a social boycott call against her.Mr. Bhat was an ‘elder’ of an illicit caste panchayat of the Kanjarbhat community and was notorious for his complicity in several social boycott cases.last_img read more

London Olympics: Men’s archery team knocked out

first_imgThe Indian men’s archery team was knocked out of the Olympic Games after losing to Japan in a tense pre-quarterfinal shoot-off at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Saturday.The trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai, who had qualified bottom of the heap at 12th in the rankings round on Friday, were tied with their Japanese rivals at 214 after the regulation four rounds.But the threesome of Yu Ishizu, Hideki Kikuchi and Takaharu Furukawa edged the Indians 29-27 in the shoot-off in which each the archers shoot alternatively.The Indians would be much disappointed as they were leading by two points in regulation play before the Japanese equalised to force a tie-breaker.The three will now be seen in action in the individual eliminations rounds that will commence on Monday.All eyes will next be on the women’s team which will compete in the Eliminator on Sunday against Denmark. The women’s team was ranked ninth after preliminary round on Friday.last_img read more

PBA: Hotshots torch Gin Kings, force decider

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ian Sangalang scored 21 points while Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon made up for their lackluster showing in Game 1 to tally 17 and 13, respectively.“The most important thing here was our mind-set: That we needed to go all out,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero told reporters. “This is what exactly we had hoped for. A chance to compete.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThird-ranked Barangay Ginebra drew much of its production from Sol Mercado, who scored 13 points. But he was the lone cager to churn out 10 or more for a team that played catchup from the get-go.Magnolia will try to ride on the momentum and dispose of their Manila Clasico rival this Wednesday at the same venue. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Caloy Garcia, Rain or Shine ready for any team in semis “I like [our chances],” Victolero said. “With the same level of effort and desire, I think we’ll have a chance.”The scores:Magnolia 106 – Sangalang 21, Herndon 18, Jalalon 17, Barroca 13, Lee 13, Dela Rosa 11, Ramos 6, Abundo 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 0, Melton 0, Pascual 0.Ginebra 77 – Mercado 13, Thompson 8, Ferrer 8, Dela Cruz 7, Caperal 6, Teodoro 6, Tenorio 5, Aguilar J. 5, Slaughter 5, Chan 4, Devance 4, Mariano 2.Quarters: 25-18, 51-38, 81-54, 106-77.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia came out with a lot of zest and quelled everything Barangay Ginebra threw their way in a 106-77 victory to level the playing field of their best-of-three PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Hotshots made use of a blistering 11-0 start to keep the crowd darlings at the backseat early on. They kept on adding to the lead, widening the gap to as many as 31 points late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READlast_img read more