first_imgArizona State has announced that Winkles died Friday at age 90 with family and friends by his side.Winkles became the Sun Devils’ first varsity baseball coach in 1959 and led them to national championships in 1965, 1967 and 1969. He went 524-173 at ASU while coaching such players as Reggie Jackson, Rick Monday, Sal Bando, Larry Gura and Gary Gentry. Arizona State retired his No. 1 jersey in 1972 and the field at Packard Stadium was dedicated in his honor in 2001.Winkles later managed the California Angels and Oakland Athletics from 1973-78, compiling a 170-213 record for teams that were either rebuilding or spiraling downward.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSChicago Sky’s Dolson tests positive UNDATED (AP) — Stefanie Dolson is the first Chicago professional athlete known to have contracted COVID-19, and the second from the WNBA.The Chicago Sky center announced the news in a video that aired Friday night during ESPN’s broadcast of the WNBA draft. She says her entire family tested positive, but that only her mother became seriously ill. She says her mother was admitted to the hospital but is back home and healthy again.Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese (wees) is the only other WNBA player to test positive for the virus.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— West Ham chief executive Karren Brady says she believes the timescale for an English Premier League return is no clearer than when the coronavirus lockdown started almost a month ago. Brady feels that complex questions still need to be answered over player training, the presence of police at matches, virus testing, hygiene and medical protocols. The EPL stated after talks with the 20 clubs on Friday that its objective remains to complete the season but added that all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops. April 19, 2020 Update on the latest sports FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Running back Brian Hill has signed his $2.1 million tender offer to remain with the Atlanta Falcons.The restricted free agent received an original-round tender last month, giving the team a right to match any offer Hill received from another team or accept a fifth-round draft pick as compensation.Hill played in 12 games with two starts in 2019, rushing 78 times for 323 yards and two touchdowns along with 10 catches for 69 yards and one TD.INDYCAR-iRACINGPagenaud wins simulated IndyCar race CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh) competed in his firesuit and captured IndyCar’s race on a simulated Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.Pagenaud took advantage of a frantic final 10 laps to get the victory. Penske drivers Will Power and Scott McLaughlin were racing each other for the lead and a likely victory when they came upon the lapped car of Oliver Askew, causing Power to touch McLaughlin’s car. McLaughlin was livid and actively trying to calm himself on his simulator in Brisbane when he was spun into the wall and out of contention.Pagenaud then raced Power wheel-to-wheel and the cars appeared to touch before Pagenaud took the lead. He still had to hold off Scott Dixon’s last-lap attempt to pass him for the win.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img — The mayor of Madrid says soccer matches and other sports events in Spain will take place in empty venues at least until the end of the summer. He says the coronavirus pandemic likely “won’t be under control” in time for events with big crowds to resume normally. The Spanish league is not expecting to resume at least until the end of May. It is working on several scenarios, including playing without fans through the fall.— Major League Soccer is putting on a five-week video game tournament starting Sunday that will be televised nationally. Each of the MLS teams involved picked a player to participate. The tournament will benefit Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.— Top-ranked men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) says he spoke with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower-ranked tennis players financially affected by the pandemic. Djokovic described what he called a long conversation with Federer and Nadal about “how we can contribute and how we can help lower-ranked guys who obviously are struggling the most.” Djokovic talked about trying to amass somewhere around $3 million to $4.5 million to distribute, perhaps to players ranked from around 200th or 250th to around 700th.— Serena Williams’ coach says he is starting an independent tennis league to have professionals play matches without spectators starting in May at his academy in Nice, France. Patrick Mouratoglou says the plan is to live-stream 10 matches per weekend for five weekends in May and June. The ATP and WTA professional tours have been on hold since March and are suspended at least until mid-July.— The San Diego Junior Golf Association has canceled the 53rd annual IMG Academy Junior World Championships set for July 4-10. The event annually attracts more than 1,250 golfers from more than 50 countries to Torrey Pines and other San Diego golf courses. Many PGA and LPGA players faced their initial international competition at the Junior Worlds. Associated Press — Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks. But its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of other options. The New York Racing Association helps produce “America’s Day at the Races” on Fox Sports, TVG has partnered with NBC Sports for a dozen hours of coverage each week and the hope is that the fledgling industry can stay afloat and gain more exposure.— Youth sports leagues are bracing for even bigger financial losses with no end in sight for the shutdown of activity because of the outbreak. Communities with sprawling, empty fields and arenas are losing millions of dollars with lucrative tournaments canceled or postponed. Team sports participation dipped after the 2008 recession, so officials wonder what youth sports will look like when kids begin to return to fields and courts. — An online petition addressed to Tokyo Olympic organizers and the city government has drawn tens of thousands of signatures for permission to occupy the massive Athletes Village going up alongside Tokyo Bay. The village was to be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. It is largely complete and empty with the Olympic opening postponed by the virus outbreak until July 23, 2021.NFL-FALCONS-HILLRB Brian Hill signs fifth-round tender to stay with Falcons Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBASEBALL-WINKLES OBITASU, Angels skipper Winkles diesTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bobby Winkles was among the most successful coaches in college baseball before serving as a major league manager.last_img read more

first_imgFootball fans around Central New York were still talking about the one-of-a-kind result Sept. 27 at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, the Lakers not getting a touchdown or field goal, yet winning 4-0 because it earned a pair of safeties in the fourth quarter.All that mattered to the Lakers, though was that it got a much-needed victory and that, in order to build on it, needed to at least produce a few more points on its visit to Camden.When the Blue Devils kept Cazenovia scoreless in the first quarter, there was a brief concern that this was yet another game the Lakers would have to tough out through unconventional means. Tags: Cazenoviafootball For the second week in a row, the Cazenovia football team ventured on the road and kept a Class B East division opponent off the scoreboard.Only this time, the Lakers actually paired that defensive dominance with a few trips to the end zone.Cazenovia’s 24-0 shutout over Camden Saturday night was the team’s third win in a row following an 0-2 start and second consecutive shutout, and far more conventional than what had taken place eight days earlier.center_img All of that changed, though, when in the second period Cazenovia moved it to Camden’s 24-yard line and Ryan Romagnoli broke his team’s touchdown drought, following good blocks all the way to the end zone.Even more important was Evan Murray’s 32-yard field goal that extended the Lakers’ margin to 10-0 by halftime, a shot of momentum that carried over into the third quarter.Twice, the Lakers moved it on Camden’s defense, and each time Romagnoli finished it off, scoring on runs of five and 11 yards.But just one TD was needed here as, once again, the Lakers’ defense dominated from start to finish, never letting the Blue Devils put together any kind of consistent production.Now Cazenovia returns to the portable lights at Buckley-Volo Field this Friday to welcome Central Valley Academy for a 6:30 kickoff, both teams sitting at 3-2 and tied for third in B West behind undefeated Oneida and New Hartford.The Thunder arrive in Cazenovia fresh off its own shutout, having blanked Chittenango 21-0 a night before the Lakers’ win at Camden.A 14-point second quarter put CVA in charge, with Cole Brewer catching TD passes of two and 66 yards from Michael Dihrberg and then scoring again in the third period on a 14-yard pass from Dihrberg.It won’t get easier for the Bears this Friday as 5-0 New Hartford visits, the Spartans determined not to look ahead to a potential league-championship showdown with Oneida in the Oct. 18 regular-season finale.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

first_img*First Bank defeat Dolphin in crunch Ibadan Centre clashNigeria Customs have stopped the impressive victory runs of Plateau Rocks in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women Basketball League.In an encounter decided at the Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment in Abuja late on Tuesday, it was the Customs ladies that triumph with a victory margin of 63-44 to increase their winning streak to four games. Customs had earlier defeated Nasarawa Amazons 64-28, beat Air Warriors Babes 63-55 and also defeated Kanem Queens of Borno 57-20 in their first three games.On the other hand, Plateau Rocks had enjoyed a good start as they whipped Black Gold 57- 44, defeated Benue Princess 44 -33 and also walloped FCT Wings 49-22 in their first three games.In other games at the Abuja Centre, Air Warriors Babes defeated Black Gold Queens 67-46, FCT Wings were 53-36 better than Kanem Queens while Benue Princess defeated Nasarawa Amazons 49-39.Final round of matches in both Abuja and Zaria centres which are venues for the Savannah Conference will take place today.Meanwhile, the Atlantic Conference witnessed a match that could best be described as a final match on Tuesday involving two top teams-First Bank and Dolphins, both of Lagos.It was an explosive encounter that kept spectators on the edges of their seats as First Bank were superior by recording a 13-point victory margin in the match which ended 58-45.The other game in the centre that closed on Tuesday, saw Ogun Babes defeat Oluyole Babes 59-56 in a very close encounter. It was the only win recorded by the Ogun Babes while Oluyole Babes failed to win any match in the first round stage.A total of 27 teams are competing in this year’s Zenith Bank Women Basketball League which is witnessing a new format.144 matches are expected to have been decided in the four centres at the end of proceedings today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgMasters past winnersThe Masters has featured a wide variety of winners over the last 10 years, save for Bubba Watson’s two victories in 2012 and 2014. Jack Nicklaus (6) has the most Masters victories of all time, while Woods (4) has the most of anyone in this year’s field.Woods’ last victory came in 2005. He is also the most recent golfer to win back-to-back Masters. Nicklaus and Nick Faldo are the only other two to accomplish the feat, so Reed will have the opportunity to join even more elite company this year.YearWinnerScore2019TBD…2018Patrick Reed-152017Sergio Garcia-92016Danny Willett-52015Jordan Spieth-182014Bubba Watson-82013Adam Scott-92012Bubba Watson-102011Charl Schwartzel-142010Phil Mickelson-162009Angel Cabrera-12Check out the full list of past Masters champions here. Patrick Reed, the 2018 champion, will be one of the big stories as he tries to keep his green jacket for a second straight year, a feat accomplished by only a select few in the past. MORE: Watch the Masters live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)With landmarks that include Amen Corner and Magnolia Lane, Augusta National has played host to the Masters every year since the tournament’s inception in 1934. It’s the only major that has the same home course every year. The Masters is the first major of 2019 and the first since the 2018 PGA Championship, when Tiger Woods finished second. Woods is still searching for his first major win since the 2008 U.S. Open. He has four career wins at Augusta. Here is everything to know about the 2019 Masters, including the TV schedule, round-by-round tee times for Tiger Woods and the field, plus updated betting odds. You can also follow our ” Tiger Tracker” and live leaderboard for hole-by-hole updates throughout the tournament.MORE: Tiger Woods’ best career Masters finishes, rankedMasters 2019 TV schedule, live streamTV channels: ESPN, CBSLive stream: | fuboTVLeaderboard: Follow SN’s live trackerThe final round of the Masters on Sunday has been moved up due to the threat of afternoon rain. CBS will begin its broadcast at 9 a.m. ET. You can also live stream Round 4 by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial .DateTimeTV ChannelThursday, April 113-7:30 p.m. ETESPNFriday, April 123-7:30 p.m. ETESPNSaturday, April 133-7 p.m. ETCBS/ fuboTVSunday, April 149 a.m. ETCBS/ fuboTVLIVE: Full Masters leaderboardTiger Woods’ Masters tee timesDue to the threat of inclement weather, Tiger Woods will tee off at 9:20 a.m. ET, despite being in the last group. He will play with Tony Finau and leader Francesco Molinari. RoundTimePairing111:04 a.m. ETHaotong Li, Jon Rahm21:49 p.m. ETHaotong Li, Jon Rahm32:05 p.m. ETIan Poulter49:20 a.m. ETFrancesco Molinari, Tony FinauTIGER TRACKER: Follow Tiger Woods’ Round 4 at the MastersWho else is in the Masters field?The Masters field is a who’s who of golfers. As is usually the case, big names will make up a large portion of the field. Woods and Reed, the defending champion, will be playing, as will the top five golfers in the world: Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas.  Recent Masters champions  Danny Willett, Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson will also be a part of the field. Corey Conners was the final golfer to be added to the Masters field after winning the Texas Open on Sunday.In addition to the 81 professionals, six amateur golfers will play in the Masters, including Viktor Hovland and Takumi Kanaya , who are among the top 10 amateurs in the world. MORE: 2019 Masters field by the numbers2019 Masters tee times, pairingsAll tee times for Sunday’s final round have been moved up to avoid the threat of afternoon rain. For the first time in Masters Sunday history, players will go out in groups of three, with the leaders set to tee off at 9:20 a.m. ET.The top groups will tee off on the first hole, while those further behind will start on 10. Sunday, Round 4Time (ET)HolePairing7:30 a.m.1Aaron Wise, March Leishman, Si Woo Kim7:30 a.m.10Kyle Stanley, Viktor Hovland, Charley Hoffman7:41 a.m.1Matthew Fitzpatrick, Kevin Tway, Patton Kizzire7:41 a.m.10Kevin Kisner, Bryson DeChambeau, Takumi Kanaya7:52 a.m.1Henrik Stenson, Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Smith7:52 a.m.10Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Gary Woodland8:03 a.m.1Jordan Spieth, Tommy Fleetwood, Corey Conners8:03 a.m.10Jimmy Walker, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III8:14 a.m.1Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Lucas Bjerregaard8:14 a.m.10Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Kevin Na, Alvaro Ortiz8:25 a.m.1Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm8:25 a.m.10Patrick Reed, Devon Bling, Keith Mitchell8:36 a.m.1Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay, Thorbjorn Olesen8:36 a.m.10Tyrrell Hatton, Satoshi Kodaira, Andrew Landry8:47 a.m.1Louis Oosthuizen, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler8:47 a.m.10Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Eddie Pepperell8:58 a.m.1Matt Kuchar, Justin Harding, Xander Schauffele8:58 a.m.10Branden Grace, Martin Kaymer, Haotong Li9:09 a.m.1Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson, Ian Poulter9:09 a.m.10Emiliano Grillo, Zach Johnson, Billy Horschel9:20 a.m.1Tiger Woods, Tony Finau, Francesco Molinari9:20 a.m.10Trevor Immelman, Alex NorenMasters purse, winningsThe Masters purse will be $11.5 million, surpassing the $11 million total in the last two years. The news comes after the Players Championship raised its purse to a record $12.5 in 2019. The winner will get $2,070,000, which is more than Patrick Reed’s earnings of $1,980,000 last year. The second place consolation isn’t too bad either. They will earn over $1 million.  MORE: Picks, sleepers, betting advice for 2019 MastersOdds to win the MastersAfter two rounds, Woods  is the surprising betting favorite to win the Masters. Woods trails a group of five leaders, including Brooks Koepka (7/1) and Francesco Molinari (7/1), by one stroke. Dustin Johnson (7/1) also has favorable odds to win the tournament.Xander Schauffele (14/1) and Justin Thomas (30/1) present intriguing betting picks for the last two rounds. GolferOddsTiger Woods6/1Dustin Johnson7/1Brooks Koepka7/1Francesco Molinari7/1Jason Day10/1Adam Scott10/1Louis Oosthuizen12/1Xander Schauffele14/1Jon Rahm16/1Justin Thomas30/1Ian Poulter30/1Rickie Fowler30/1(Odds via Jeff Sherman/GolfOdds) It’s time to continue a tradition unlike any other with the 2019 Masters. Golf’s most storied tournament tees off once again from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, featuring the best players in the world vying for the legendary green jacket .last_img read more

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 341 weeks ago Where is this? Report Reply 1 reply · active 341 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down BJ Tracy · 341 weeks ago The old Wolcott and Lincoln east of Wellington. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 341 weeks ago Wow, great news and great location.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down John Lloyd · 340 weeks ago Great job by Janis Hellard and the SCEDC for bringing us business. To bad that the City of Wellington is no longer a member of SCEDC. Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down irritated2014 · 314 weeks ago Gulf South Transportation & Ron McDowell are a FRAUD!!!! BEWARE!!! They hire contractors to do work (with prices agreed on Beforehand) and then refuse to pay and cut off ALL communication. We’ve been trying for 60+ days to contact Ron McDowell for payment, via phone and email with no response whatsoever. WARNING!! Stay away!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 188 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County Economic Development Commission would like to welcome Gulf South Rail Cars as a new business in our county.  Gulf South Rail Cars services Tank Cars, Hopper Cars, Box Cars, Auto Rack Cars and PD Cars. With adding a Kansas location, Gulf South offers services in 17 states. All locations offer Repairs to Cars either at Repair tracks, Mini-shops or by Mobile repairs. The Sumner County location will provide service as a Mobile Repair operation.  The company began in 1980 and their staff has over 60 years of experience in repairs and service.“We are passionate about our services and strive for excellence with our customer’s best interests in mind so we are pleased to be offering our customers a location in Kansas,” stated Ron McDowell, General Manager of Gulf South. “To begin with, we will have 5 employees/sub- contractors at our new location and we expect our first cars to start arriving March 1, 2014.”“We are excited to have this company as part of the Sumner County business community.  They have secured a lease agreement with The Scoular Company to use their rail spur and engine to facilitate the movement of rail cars at their grain terminal East of Wellington.  This is a great partnership between companies,” said Janis Hellard, Director of the Sumner County Economic Development Commission.  “We also want to thank the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) for putting us in touch with this company.”last_img read more

first_imgDuring one of our recent “heat waves” I was out getting a breath of fresh air and decided to walk to a doctor’s appointment in Oakland. I took a slight detour and walked past the now closed Schenley High School building. My former high school had been on my mind for months and I decided on this particular day to answer the urge. As I drew near the oval grey building, uncontrollable flashbacks began to occur. I was not reminiscing about all of the great athletic feats that were accomplished there; I was sadly visualizing the future events that could have but would now never transpire from these hallowed halls now filled only with ghosts’ whispering about deeds of the past.Let’s jump in the time machine and zip back to the year 1981. I was 28 years old and as the “Temptin” Temptations might say, “there was plenty of work and the bosses were paying.” I was the young CEO of a company whose function was to book “blocks” of time for high profile clients and corporations at many of the region’s recording studios.Also in 1981, no one would have “thunk” that Schenley, Peabody and Westinghouse would be distant memories in less than 25 years. In March, I threw my hat into the political ring and decided to run for a seat on Pittsburgh’s city council. My platform was the doom and gloom that I could see coming in regards to potential federal funding cutbacks for housing and education as well as diluting and downgrading music and arts education and the athletic programs at the district’s high schools. I was described as a “mad hatter.”As the Democratic primary grew nearer, no one seemed overly concerned about schools, only their political necks. Sophie Masloff, who would eventually become Pittsburgh’s first and only female mayor, did not (according to her platform) seem to be overly concerned about federal and state funding cutbacks that were sitting like dark clouds on the horizon. Her chief concern seemed to be about her name being [listed] last on the democratic ballot.Future city councilman and eventual convicted felon Ben Woods was not worried about how to help his constituents or how to deal with future budgetary concerns. He was focused on winning a special election to fulfill the unexpired seat of city councilman William Coyne as well as being elected to his own four year term on council.In November 1989, Woods was found guilty in federal court of 17 counts of extortion, racketeering, conspiracy and tax evasion. Woods emerged in 1993 from a halfway house, and the path back to politics beckoned. Woods was given a second chance. Why weren’t the Pittsburgh high schools given a reprieve?Music and athletic programs are far more than just fun and games. During and after the school day has concluded, these activities are stress relievers and confidence builders for all of the student athletes and musicians that are able to take part in them. When students are able to express themselves on the field or in orchestra and band room environments, they create and nurture invaluable social skills that will serve them for a lifetime.In 2005, Strada architects and interior designers received a Historic Preservation Award recognizing the firm’s role in planning and designing Mifflin Elementary School’s new addition and renovation. According to their website: the renovation of the original historic Art Deco school and 1956 building addition were needed to solve accessibility and space issues. Strada led the programming of the new addition creating accessibility, a new gym, cafeteria, and expanding classroom facilities. As part of the Pittsburgh Public School District, Mifflin serves the communities of Hays, Lincoln Place, and New Homestead with 351 students in grades kindergarten through eight. The Mifflin School opened in 1898 in a log farmhouse that was replaced by a wood frame schoolhouse in 1901.I guess that preservation and restoration of schools may very well depend on what real estate brokers define as location, location, location. They have defiled the home of Ken Durrett, Archie McGill, Francis Peay, Petey Gibson, Mark Halsel, Calvin Houston, Jack Jackson, David Dinkins and Larry Anderson. How many NBA and NFL players has Mifflin Elementary School produced? How many Friday night football and basketball tickets were sold? What would Pete Dimperio think of having to coach his “home” games on a “neutral” site? What would Howard “Bull” Lowery feel playing his home games on East Carson Street as opposed to “Sugartop?”When schools, neighborhoods and families lose or have their identities taken away from them, their demise cannot be too far behind. When you burn the books, you lose the history.When you lose the history, you also misplace your compass as you navigate the road to the future. Schenley High School not only closed but a detour sign has been placed on the legacy representing it.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

first_imgHAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana baseball head coach Matt Riser expects his players to be strong leaders on and off the field. The three players were among a group of five who ran down a rain-slicked embankment toward a burning car in the Canadian province of British Columbia, focused only on making sure anyone inside got out safely. Jack had never met the men who saved her, a group of four players and the head coach of the Port Angeles (Wash.) Lefties of the West Coast League. “The young men we recruit have to not only be good players, but even better people,” Riser said. For the players, it simply came down to living out the leadership lessons Riser has instilled in them during their time at Southeastern. “There are three ways to respond in moments like these: Freeze, flight, or fight,” Riser said in a text message to his players within days of the rescue. “Y’all responded with action and didn’t worry with putting yourselves in harm’s way to help someone else. To act in that manner tells you about who you are because you cannot script everything life throws at you.” For Pace, it’s all about paying it forward. It is the basis of the program’s mission statement: As members of the Southeastern Baseball program, we commit to excellence in the classroom, in the community and in competition. We do this by having a mental toughness that enables us to be consistent, confident, focused and determined during high-pressure situations in order to perform at maximum potential. Riser’s text congratulated the players for representing Southeastern and the Lions baseball program well, but, more importantly, “for reassuring yourself of who you really are.” Pace and Westergard noticed the fiery car and stopped immediately, waking the other three players, who were napping in the backseats. All five immediately sprang into action. And if things had gone as expected, they never would have met – the trio of Southeastern players, who are playing with the team for the summer, their teammate Ronnie Rust and head coach, Darren Westergard, only passed by because they missed their exit and were hurrying to get to their game in Kelowna on time. That’s why he focuses the Lions’ training not just on the art of the game, but on what it means to be involved in your community, to help others and to show courage. Last week, Trey Morgan (St. Francisville, Louisiana), Evan Pace (Zachary, Louisiana) and Kyle Schimpf (Covington, Louisiana) showed what it means to be leaders not only off the field, but in another country. “I didn’t realize what was going on until I got out of the vehicle,” Morgan said. “Pace and Coach jumped out and said follow them. Your thoughts head to how many people are there, looking on the floorboard or nearby, and how to get them out without injuring them. There was smoke everywhere as the car started to catch on fire. She was in shock, just kind of sitting in the car and not moving.” “The car was covered in smoke,” Pace said. “We couldn’t tell if there was anyone in it, but you could smell it starting to burn. My first reaction wasn’t thinking about all the smoke or how dangerous it could be, it was about getting people out.”center_img “The thought process wasn’t about the car exploding or catching on fire,” Schimpf said. “It was helping get her out of the car and getting my teammates out of the way. The thought of my safety never crossed my mind. It all happened so fast. When we were standing off to the side is when it all sank in.” Pace was the first to the car and, with the help of his coach, helped Jack out of the vehicle and carried her up the embankment. Then, they drove straight to the field because, after all, they still had a game to play.  Their actions saved the life of Linda Jack, a resident of Kelowna, British Columbia, who was involved in a one-car accident when her vehicle skidded in the rain and slid down the embankment, immediately filling with smoke as it caught fire on impact. Within minutes of helping Jack up the slippery terrain, the car was ablaze and a total loss. The players drove Jack, who suffered only minor injuries, back to her home. During the drive, they picked up a new fan. Jack told the men she’d always been a fan of the Kelowna team (the Lefties’ scheduled opponent). But, after this, she will be rooting for them. While he was surprised to hear the circumstances, Riser wasn’t at all surprised by his players’ actions. He was quick to praise not just his players’ leadership lessons, but their upbringing for their heroism. “Now go have fun playing some ball,” Riser quipped as his sign-off. “I’m extremely proud of them for handling the situation the way they did,” Riser said. “I’m not surprised. They show these type of leadership skills on a daily basis. They know what’s right and in that moment reacted with a sense of urgency.” Morgan, Schimpf and Rust helped pull Jack’s luggage and belongings from the smoldering vehicle. “Their parents have done a great job of bringing them up to be selfless, and when they see someone in need, they are not concerned with their own well-being,” Riser said. The way Riser has built the family reputation has led all the players to help the community, Schimpf said. “It instills pride in you,” he said of Riser’s leadership training. “That you want to help out, not let anyone down.” “You’re not worried about yourself in that situation,” Morgan said. “You’re not hurt, and other people are in danger. Everybody there went head first into the car.” “I had three older brothers who would help me no matter what,” he said. “In high school and at Southeastern, there are 35 others who have my back. It’s not a burning car, but a burning desire to help.”last_img read more

first_imgCUTTACK, India (AP):Crowd trouble stretched the game, but South Africa finally prevailed by six wickets to take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-game Twenty20 series against India yesterday.Pace bowler Albie Morkel grabbed 3-12 to lead a disciplined bowling display as South Africa dismissed India for only 92 off 17.2 overs.”Look, it’s an easy job to be a captain when your bowlers perform like that,” South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis said. “I reckon it’s the best bowling performance we have had as a T20 team. It is Albie’s 50th game, and we are really proud of him for playing that many games. He was really clever with his lines.”India’s second-lowest score in T20s, after their 74 all out against Australia at Melbourne in 2008, led to the disappointed crowd throwing plastic bottles on to the ground.interruptionsIt led to two interruptions of 20 and 25 minutes during South Africa’s chase after the 11th and 13th overs of their innings.South Africa, which won the first game at Dharamsala by seven wickets, eventually coasted to 96-4 in 17.1 overs with Jean-Paul Duminy 30 not out.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, expected to be India’s trump card across formats during South Africa’s 72-day tour, shone with 3-24. However, India’s total was too little to give the visiting side a tough time.Ashwin had the satisfaction of dismissing big names Hashim Amla, A.B. de Villiers and du Plessis, but last-match hero Duminy followed up his 34-ball 68 not out at Dharamsala with another important innings.”I don’t think we played good cricket,” India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said. “There were not enough runs on the board. One thing is for sure, our spinners are bowling well and that has been our strength.”Earlier, the Indian innings stuttered in the face of some spot-on bowling and a couple of run-outs up the order.The final match of the series will be played in Kolkata on Thursday. It will be followed by five one-day internationals and four Tests.- APlast_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 “We’re actually kind of just weighing our options on that,” Drew said. “I really hope that we can get something resolved, but moving forward, I know there is a possibility that it may not be resolved. I would never quit. I won’t do that. As I said, I remain professional and will continue to do my job.“I was told that there could be a possibility of them just brining in somebody else to finish out the year and then I can move back into my original position as an associate head coach.”Drew filled in last season when Lue stepped away to deal with health issues. The Cavs went 8-1 under Drew, a former NBA player who also coached in Atlanta and Milwaukee.Kevin Love, who could miss several weeks with a toe injury, gave Drew a strong endorsement.“You saw it last year, we had a great thing going,” Love said. “I think he’s able to get that contract locked down and step right in, he’s going to do a great job for us, and L.D. is a guy that I believe in. He was, especially when Ty wasn’t there, he was the voice for us. He was the eyes and ears, so I love what L.D. does. I love the energy he brings, how specific he is in what he does, and he’s been around this league, what, 37, 38 years, so I’m excited for that.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Federer turned down an invitation to play Saudi tennis event FILE – In this April 1, 2018 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers interim coach Larry Drew gestures to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Cleveland. The Cavaliers have a coach for Tuesday night, Oct. 30. Top assistant Drew, who was expected to take over after Cleveland fired Tyronn Lue, said Monday, Oct. 29 that he is not the team’s interim coach but is merely “the voice right now.” Drew said his agent Andy Miller has been in talks with the Cavs about restructuring his contact and is not making any long-term commitment to the team until they reach an agreement. Lue was fired on Sunday, Oct. 28 by general manager Koby (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers want Larry Drew to be their “voice.” They aren’t listening to him.Drew said Tuesday night he’s “very disappointed” the Cavs have not yet restructured his contract. The team’s top assistant, Drew has been asked to fill in as head coach on an interim basis after Tyronn Lue was fired on Sunday amid a 0-6 start.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Drew asked for guarantees if he’s going to take over the rebuilding team. So far, the Cavaliers haven’t given him any.“There are no updates, which I’m very disappointed about,” he said. “But as I told them, I’m going to be professional and I’m going to do my job. It’s been close to 72 hours. My focus right now is to get this team ready for tonight’s game and I think our guys are ready.”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 ChrissOn Monday, general manager Koby Altman said he fired Lue because the team needed a new “voice.” He referred to Drew as the club’s interim coach. But Drew made it clear he doesn’t want that title without some assurances going forward.Drew’s agent has been negotiating with the Cavs since Sunday. Drew said they’ve been told the team could hire a full-time replacement, and if that’s what happens, the 60-year-old will remain as an assistant. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCarpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Team Lakay’s been doing their own thing, and to be part of the five belts—own half in the world—I’m very proud of that fact.”ONE world bantamweight champion Kevin Belingon, ONE world flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio, and ONE world strawweight champion Joshua Pacio are the other three titlists from Team Lakay and all three were in attendance during the card to show their support to Folayang (21-6), who just turned 35 on Thursday.“When Eduard was fighting I saw that even in the first and second rounds that it was a good fight, and Amir’s an amazing athlete, then the third round came and Eduard picked it up,” said Vera. “By the fourth and fifth rounds we knew it was Eduard.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Eduard Folayang reclaimed his ONE world lightweight belt when he beat Singapore’s Amir Khan of Evolve MMA via unanimous decision Friday at Mall of Asia Arena in ONE’s Conquest of Champions card making him the fourth member of Team Lakay to get a gold in 2018.And one of the people who was in awe of Folayang’s return to championship glory was ONE world heavyweight champion Brandon Vera, who defended his title against Italy’s Mauro Cerrili in a fight that lasted just 64 seconds.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 ChrissVera is the fifth Filipino World champion in the ONE roster and he gave absolute respect to what Team Lakay has done not only in the mixed martial arts organization but also for Philippine fighting in general.“There are five world championship belts here in the Philippines and that’s a huge deal,” said Vera (16-7). “Team Lakay has four and the last one is mine.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Tristan Tamayo/“Famed” doesn’t give Team Lakay enough justice to what it just did the competition in ONE Championship.Of the 11 champions in ONE, five are Filipinos and four of those are from the gym in Benguet.ADVERTISEMENT Keys to victory: Ateneo-FEU Final Four match-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more