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Dodgers gearing up for Colorado Rockies under unusual circumstances

first_imgPitcher Julio Urías is expected return to Los Angeles this weekend to have his left shoulder examined, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Urías hasn’t pitched since a Triple-A game June 10, after which he was diagnosed with inflammation.Since then, however, Urías has not thrown a baseball. He relocated from Oklahoma City to the Dodgers’ Camelback Ranch facility in Arizona. The team hasn’t closed the book on getting further tests or a second opinion on Urías’ shoulder.“It’s still kind of fuzzy, trying to sift through information,” Roberts said.Urías, 20, graduated from the organization’s top pitching prospect to a member of the starting rotation last year. He posted a 5.40 ERA in five starts with the Dodgers to begin the 2017 season, then was optioned to the minors on May 21.In six Triple-A starts, Urías was 3-0 with a 2.59 ERA.Who’s at short?Chris Taylor became the first Dodger other than Corey Seager or Kiké Hernandez to start a game at shortstop this season Thursday. On a rare day off for both Seager and center fielder Joc Pederson, Hernandez got the start in center.Taylor has started more games in center field this season than Hernandez, so why not flip the two?“Kiké has played a lot more center field (in his career). A fly-ball pitcher (Hyun-Jin Ryu),” Roberts said. “For me it just boiled down to who I felt more comfortable in center field.”Carryover effectFour Mets players — Wilmer Flores, Travis d’Arnaud, Jose Reyes and Yoenis Cespedes — had words for Yasiel Puig after Puig was slow to round the bases after hitting a home run Wednesday. Flores accused Puig of admiring his home run and disrespecting the game.Mets manager Terry Collins was asked if any hard feelings would linger prior to Thursday’s game.“You’re asking me to get in the minds of those guys and that’s impossible to do,” Collins said. “The Chase Utley thing was two years ago and yet I still hear guys talking about it. For me, I don’t worry about yesterday.”Utley’s slide into second base in the 2015 National League Division Series broke the leg of then-Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.AlsoNew Lakers guard Lonzo Ball will throw the ceremonial first pitch before Friday’s game. Ball, who starred at Chino Hills High  and UCLA, was the second player chosen in Thursday’s NBA draft. The Dodgers are co-owned by the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers shuffled their pitching rotation to line up their three best starters to face the Colorado Rockies this weekend. That sentence doesn’t get written often, so it’s worth a look at how we got here.Separated by a hair in the standings, the Dodgers, Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks have managed to turn the National League West into a three-team race with more than two weeks to play before the All-Star break. The three teams own the three best records in the NL. Only the Houston Astros have a better record in all of MLB.Arizona (46-27) beat Colorado (47-28) 10-3 on Thursday and 16-5 on Wednesday to win a three-game series in Denver.Colorado has spent 59 days in first place this year — 48 more than the Dodgers — and hasn’t spent a single day under .500. For a franchise that hasn’t had a winning season since 2010, the Rockies are in rare territory.center_img The Diamondbacks haven’t had a winning season since 2011, giving the NL West standings an even less traditional look.The Dodgers have won four consecutive division titles. They have no World Series appearances to show for it, but they do have experience in these regular-season scenarios. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts believes that counts for something significant.“How significant? We’ll find out at the end of the year,” he said. “I do think that having been there and a good bit of our guys have been there over the last not only two, three, four, five years, when you are in September we expect to be there.“When you haven’t done it, it’s something to be adjusted to,” Roberts continued. “The last four or five years we’ve lived that, as far as legitimate expectations to play through October. I think it’s an advantage.”Urías updatelast_img read more

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Bonfire! UP Maroons end 2 decades of Final 4 absence

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title It means something more this time.The Fighting Maroons  routed the La Salle Green Archers, 97-81, at Mall of Asia Arena to clinch a berth in the UAAP Season 81 semifinals.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 ChrissThis will be the first Final Four appearance for UP since 1997—about two years before Juan Gomez de Liaño was born.The sweet-shooting guard, coming off the bench anew in a second-round adjustment meant to address production from the reserves, poured in 27 points to lead UP to this historic victory. Eala makes good use of break View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Older brother Javi, born the year after the Maroons’ last semifinal appearance, added 19 points. Bright Akhuetie provided the muscle for the Maroons in the paint, notching 16 points and 20 rebounds.“I painted to them the picture of us not having any accolades in the past decades, so for us to get this chance, the opportunity, it just happened,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol.“The players were able to grasp the idea that this was their chance for history.”And after a slight wobble to start the match, the Maroons went out to seize that history.After trailing 16-11 late in the first, the Fighting Maroons went on a blistering 33-5 run across the first two quarters and took a 34-21 lead on Jun Manzo’s jumper with 6:24 left.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwo decades of an agonizing wait—including stretches where a single win in the season was cause for celebration—came to an emphatic, emotional end Wednesday evening.Light your bonfire, University of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT It was a rout from thereon as the Gomez de Liaño siblings and Akhuetie took turns punishing La Salle’s defense.The Fighting Maroons ended the elimination round tied with La Salle at 8-6 (win-loss) but grabbed the No. 3 spot on quotient.Far Eastern University, at 7-6, can force a playoff for the No. 4 spot if it wins against Adamson in its last game.It was an emotional scene at the UP bench as the clock counted to zero—and it was understandable. UP has had a string of bad seasons, including winless years where a mere victory was enough to draw bonfire celebrations at the Diliman campus.Earlier, Ateneo showed no mercy despite playing in a nonbearing game as it ripped University of Santo Tomas apart, 102-62.The Blue Eagles already locked up a twice-to-beat advantage going into the game against the eliminated Growling Tigers but the defending champions knew momentum was still of utmost importance for them going to the semifinals.A 16-0 start was enough for the defending champions, who own a league-best 12-2 record, to hold off the Growling Tigers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Region 6 gets new REO

first_img…promises to bring efficiency, competence to the postThe Alliance For Change’s Dr Veerasammy Ramayya, having resigned, has been replaced by Regional Democratic Councillor No 6 Kim Williams-Stephen, as Regional Executive Officer (REO) who has since vowed to bring a high level of efficiency, knowledge and competence to the post.Dr Ramayya recently resigned from the post, as well as the party that sponsored him saying that the AFC has not lived up to its founding principles and has since turned a blind eye to corruption.The former AFC Executive, in tendering his resignation, said his contributions and investments in the party did not resonate deeply. He said too his contributions over the past six years to the party have instead benefited others, adding “I have no remorse in exiting the party.”According to Dr Ramayya, the party has failed to deliver on its promises and pointed out that the party which politicised the issue of corruption in the 2015 campaign has instead turned a blind eye.The party’s former Executive Member, who had been credited with helping the AFC secure two parliamentary seats representing Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), has also lamented the fact that the party is yet to repay him $15 million.Meanwhile his replacement, Williams-Stephen’s is said to have 30 years of experience in the public service, 28 of which was spent at the Audit Office of Guyana in the capacity of Audit Manager (ag) for Regions Five and Six.She is said to possess a wealth of knowledge in the area of regional auditing, having also audited for Regions Five, Seven and Nine.Williams-Stephen started work as a typist clerk at the very Region Six RDC in 1986 and was subsequently transferred to the Audit Office in 1988.The new REO is a strong advocate for good governance, transparency and accountability and is also a firm believer in quality service to others.“It’s an honour and privilege for me to have been given the opportunity to serve in this capacity. I gave the praises and thanks to God Almighty because without him this would not have been possible,” the REO stated.Williams-Stephen noted that her main functions as REO would include the provision of service to the community in the areas of health, agriculture, infrastructure and education, and to ensure that resources are expended for the intended purpose.“My aim would be to ensure that these essential community services are delivered in a cost-effective manner bearing in mind that quality is the most important factor,” the REO explained. While recognising the fact that the human resource capacity of any organisation is its most valuable asset, Williams-Stephen said it is imperative that the dedication of all levels of staff is acknowledged and appreciated.This, she said, will provide the requisite motivation needed to complete the delegated tasks.With overseas training in performance management, Williams-Stephen said her intention will be to ensure that each staff has a thorough understanding of their importance to the collective goal and is aware of their individual roles and responsibilities.“Each person must know that they have a vital role to play. We need to first understand that we are working for a common good and so we have to put our political differences aside. The main objective is to ensure that when we provide a service it must be done to the best of our ability,” she pointed out.Williams-Stephen related that she will also strive to build on the strengths of the council and create awareness that the provision of service must be undertaken for the sole purpose of improving the livelihood of those in the community.“Our service must come from a place of humanitarianism. We must not have the attitude that whether we perform or not we will still be paid at the end of the month.”A wife and mother of four; ranging in ages between 15 and 23, Williams-Stephen has also ventured into the arena of teaching having served as part-time lecturer at the Berbice High School.She is also a local preacher at the Central Methodist Church.“I came from humble beginning and I always believe in the biblical principle that those who humble themselves shall be exalted,” Williams-Stephen said.Williams-Stephen’s appointment is in keeping with government’s thrust to utilise persons from the available human resource pool with the adequate knowledge base to ensure the effective delivery of services.last_img read more

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McKinney family lose appeal in rights-of-way battle at Oatfield site

first_imgThe McKinney family, who founded Oatfield Sweets in 1930, have lost an appeal over whether there were rights-of-way at the former Oatfield Factory in Letterkenny.Yesterday, Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, on behalf of a three-judge Court of Appeal, dismissed the case. The case was taken when, in 2015, the High Court ruled that the estate of Ruth McKinney, who was the daughter of Ira McKinney, the founder of the famous confectioners, had no right-of-way entitlement.It was claimed in the High Court that, as a result of the assertion of rights-of-way, Zopitar, a company owned by Donegal Creameries, which bought the property from the McKinneys, missed out on an opportunity to sell the premises to supermarket chain Lidl for €1.9m.The Irish Examiner reports that Ms McKinney offered to extinguish the alleged rights-of-way if work was carried out on her own home, Oatfield Bungalow, next to the factory, along with the payment of €500,000.It was claimed that Ms McKinney used an entrance from the De Valera Road as a right-of-way for access to Oatfield Bungalow, including for oil deliveries.Mr Justice Hogan said he was of the view that the use of the access roads to the factory by Ms McKinney was at all times given to her and her family for a specific amount of time and could be revoked by the owner.McKinney family lose appeal in rights-of-way battle at Oatfield site was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:letterkennyOATFIELDRuth McKinneylast_img read more

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