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Eagles on top

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Everybody thinks I’m clutch because I’m making shots at that moment,” said Go, who also made big shots against Far Eastern U in the Final Four and in Game 1 of the finals.“But without the execution of the coaching staff, without their brains, and without the recognition of my teammates, I wouldn’t have had that opportunity to take the shot in the first place. So if you call me clutch, it’s better to say that the team is clutch.”Thirdy Ravena finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists in another all-around performance that was enough for him to claim Finals MVP honors. But there was more to Ateneo than to highlight Ravena and Go’s exploits in the series-clinching win.“There’s no individual that makes this team special because it just dedicated itself to hard work,” said Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. “They did every single thing that was asked of them—and they wanted more. Everyone of them are special people. But as basketball players? They were all that special. But as a team, they made themselves specialThe Eagles got their acts together at the right time with Matt Nieto and Anton Asistio also coming up big down the stretch, while graduating players Chiz Ikeh and Vince Tolentino proved solid when the game was on the line.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES As Ravena kicked the ball out to Go, 22,012 people inside the Smart Araneta Coliseum held their collective breaths.By the time Go’s shot swished through the net, it was the blue side of the gallery that exulted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFor Go and the rest of the Eagles, the basket not only carried their hopes of a championship, but the symbol of the long hours of work on the gym, the sacrifice they had to make to get better and in the process, topple a champion team led by a player whose shadow has loomed large over the league.In front of the biggest crowd of the season, the Eagles used Go’s clutch triple as the cushion they needed for an 88-86 victory that dethroned defending champion La Salle and reigning Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala for their first crown in five years and ninth overall in the UAAP. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PHOTO BY Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETIt was a scene that had become all too familiar for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in UAAP Season 80.Thirdy Ravena creating the play and Isaac Go, at the three-point line, this time with a championship on the line.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino chessers snare 23 golds Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

 

Pacquiao arrives home after WBA title conquest

first_imgPhilippines’ Manny Pacquiao (C) celebrates his victory against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANSINGAPORE — Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is back home after a triumphant ring return on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Pacquiao, the newly-crowned WBA welterweight champion, arrived in his hometown of General Santos City Monday afternoon on board a chartered flight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Pacquiao, who is boxing’s only eight-division champion, earned his 60th victory and 12th title overall.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: San Miguel nears finals return, overcomes Alaska Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West The 39-year-old Pacquiao came back from a one-year layoff and scored a TKO victory over Lucas Matthysse of Argentina in the seventh round before a raucous crowd at Axiata Arena.It was Pacquiao’s first knockout win since he beat Miguel Cotto in 2009.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’After splitting his last four fights, a vintage Pacquiao finally showed up and Matthysse couldn’t handle the former No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.Pacquiao displayed his blitzing speed and punching power as he knocked down Matthysse thrice.center_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

 

Scientists trace heart disease risk factor to gene

first_imgThe new finding, published online Thursday in the journal Science, is one of a spate of discoveries about the genetic basis of common diseases. Last week, seven new genetic variants involved in the most common form of diabetes were identified, and a batch of new genes from other common diseases is expected to be reported in the next few weeks. These discoveries are a long-promised fruit of the $3 billion Human Genome Project, which was essentially completed in 2003. There have been two principal approaches to scanning the genome for disease genes, which are culminating in photo-finish results by the proponents of each method. One competitor is DeCode Genetics, a private company based in Reykjavik, Iceland, that has used the comprehensive health care records and known genealogy of the Icelandic population to track disease. DeCode has dominated the gene-finding field for the past several years. DeCode’s rivals are medical researchers based at universities in the United States and Europe. They have made a slower start because, without an Icelandic-type data set, they have had to wait for construction of the HapMap, a survey of common genetic variations on the human genome in Africans, Asians and Europeans. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two rival teams of scientists have discovered a common genetic variation that increases the risk of heart disease up to 60percent in people of European descent. The scientists say they hope a test for the variant can be developed to enable doctors to assess patients at risk more accurately and to recommend early interventions such as cholesterol-lowering statins and methods to reduce blood pressure. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. The genetic variant is so common that about 50 percent of people in European populations carry one copy of it, and about 20 percent of people have inherited two copies, one from each parent. It is much less prevalent in people of African descent, the scientists said. Carriers of a single copy have a 15 to 20 percent greater risk of heart disease, while those with two copies are up to 60 percent more likely to develop heart disease than people who have none. The risk is even higher for people who suffer heart attack at an early age, defined as men younger than 50 and women younger than 60. last_img read more

 

Day of reckoning for W Cup holders Germany

first_img0Shares0000Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew (3rd R, in white shirt) instructs his players during a training session in Vatutinki, on June 25, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 27 – Germany face their day of reckoning at the World Cup on Wednesday with the holders needing a clear win over South Korea to be sure of reaching the last 16.Joachim Loew’s team hope to follow in the footsteps of Argentina after the 2014 World Cup finalists scraped into the last 16 after a dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria on Tuesday. Argentina and Lionel Messi will play France, who were held to a goalless draw by Denmark on Tuesday, in Kazan on Saturday in their last 16 tie.Argentina, the losing finalists in 2014, were heading for a humiliating World Cup exit before Marcos Rojo scored a stunning winner on 86 minutes to send Nigeria home.Messi scored his first goal at Russia 2018 in the first half, but Victor Moses equalised shortly after half-time to put Argentina on the brink of bowing out before Rojo’s late winner.Croatia were confirmed Group D winners after their 2-1 win over Iceland and will play Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday in the last 16.Marcos Rojo (lower) celebrates his goal with Lionel Messi after his late goal fired Argentina into the last 16 of the World Cup to seal a 2-1 win over Nigeria on Tuesday. © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSOn Wednesday, the focus falls on four-time winners Germany, who must beat South Korea by two or more goals in Kazan to guarantee advancing after a shaky start in Russia.The Germans stumbled to a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico, then needed a stunning 95th-minute winning goal from Toni Kroos with 10 men to beat Sweden 2-1 and keep alive fading hopes of progressing.“We have to be masters of our own destiny,” said Germany head coach Loew.However, Germany’s path to the second round is littered with obstacles as all four Group F teams can still qualify.Even bottom side South Korea can go through by beating Germany if Sweden lose to Mexico in Ekaterinburg, providing the Koreans finish with a better goal difference than their rivals.South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong says his team have just a “one percent chance” of beating Germany and even star forward Son Heung-min played down their chances of an upset.Should the Germans qualify as Group F runners-up, they potentially face a mouth-watering last 16 clash against Brazil in Samara on Monday.– Pressure on Neymar –Brazil forward Neymar can not shoulder the Selecao’s World Cup hopes alone, the South Americans’ head coach Tite said ahead of their Group E clash with Serbia in Moscow. © AFP / Yuri KADOBNOVThings are more straightfoward in Group E, where Brazil need just a point against Serbia in Moscow on Wednesday to be sure of reaching the last 16.Victory will confirm them as group winners, but Brazil head coach Tite is warning their under-fire superstar Neymar cannot be expected to win the World Cup on his own.The world’s most expensive player, who battled back from a fractured metatarsal to be fit for Russia, took plenty of flak despite scoring in the 2-0 victory over Costa Rica last Friday.Both Brazil goals came in added time and Neymar wept after netting their second, but was later accused of diving after the video assistant referee over-turned a penalty awarded to him when replays showed there was no contact.“There is an excessive responsibility on him in terms of success and that is not the way to go,” said Tite.“Maybe we need one more match and he will be in his full form physically and technically, because he is outside the normal standards.”Should Neymar and Brazil stumbled in Moscow, Switzerland are hoping a win over Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday could catapault them into the last 16 as Group E winners.The Swiss are second in the table and level on four points with Brazil, but have an inferior goal difference.“I think we should get this done, we want to top the group,” said Swiss head coach Vladimir Petkovic.The Swiss camp is promising no more controversy after FIFA fined three players for their “double eagle” hand gestures to represent the Albanian flag in the politically-charged victory over Serbia.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

 

Full-Circle Revival

first_imgBy Melissa Evans STAFF WRITER In the midst of a tense, worldwide dispute over Christian doctrine, religious history is coming full circle in the living room of Tom Winfrey’s Torrance home. A priest from Nigeria sits on a folding chair at the front of the room, leading an American congregation in prayer. His followers are former members of the Episcopal Church, the American arm of the centuries-old Anglican Communion, who left their childhood church because they say leaders have strayed too far from biblical scripture. The tipping point, defectors say, was the ordination of a gay bishop in 2003. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe Rev. Elias Yinka Eniade is from a country that was Christianized in the 19th century in part by American and European missionaries. Two hundred years later, African clerics are now coming to the West to restore what they say are the true teachings of the Bible – to bring biblical orthodoxy back. “I’m starting to look at my own faith in a whole new way,” said Winfrey, a born-and-bred Episcopalian. He and others say they have slowly become disenchanted with the direction of Episcopal leaders, who are under intense pressure from their counterparts in the Anglican Communion to state unequivocally that homosexuality is incompatible with biblical teaching. Episcopal bishops met a few weeks ago in New Orleans, where they crafted a statement promising to “exercise restraint” by not consenting to any candidate for bishop “whose manner of lifestyle presents a challenge” to the church. It remains to be seen whether that statement was strong enough to appease conservatives around the world. The issue will be hashed out again when Anglican leaders who represent 164 countries and 80 million members around the world meet next year. In the meantime, roughly 60 congregations out of 7,000 in the United States have left the Episcopal Church and aligned directly with dioceses in Africa, where orthodoxy has been largely preserved since the arrival of 19th century missionaries. Four of the churches that departed were from the Episcopal Los Angeles Diocese, including All Saints in Long Beach. The ordination of V. Gene Robinson, an openly gay bishop from New Hampshire, fueled the highly publicized exodus. But disputes over biblical interpretation have been simmering for decades, and could eventually lead to a historic schism within the Communion. “Everybody is still welcome here at All Saints, but we won’t say something is true when it isn’t,” said the Rev. Bill Thompson, rector at All Saints, referring to the notion that homosexuality is condoned by God. The Rev. Eniade came to All Saints in 2005, and a few months ago formed a Torrance offshoot, Christ Our Savior. He hopes to find a permanent building by January; for now its members drive to Long Beach on Sundays and meet in Winfrey’s home on Wednesday nights. Eniade plans to eventually create a South Bay network of Anglican churches that would fold into a yet-to-be-formed Anglican diocese in Southern California. For now they answer to the Anglican Diocese of Uganda, and are governed by a bishop overseas. “I know God has a strategy for Torrance,” Eniade told the dozen or so followers who gathered on a recent Wednesday. “We are ready to minister according to God’s plan.” The style of worship in Nigeria and Uganda, and the role that faith plays in a person’s life, are vastly different than what Winfrey and the others are used to. American Episcopal churches are typically more ritualistic, similar to Catholics, and don’t usually “evangelize” or talk about their faith outside church walls. Eniade, meanwhile, has been pounding the pavement in Torrance, passing out fliers, talking to business and community leaders, and teaching adherents how to do the same. The “good news of the gospel,” he said, “wasn’t meant to be kept to yourself.” “We’re slowly learning,” Winfrey said. “Evangelism has not been one of our strong suits.” Despite the cultural differences, he added, “We all believe that the Bible is God’s word, and that what’s written in there for our knowledge, that’s what we should adhere to.” Liberal Episcopal churches also hold the Bible at the center of liturgy, but they tend to rely on modern interpretations for guidance on social issues such as homosexuality, scholars say. Several Episcopal churches have special ministries for gay and lesbian members, and perform blessing services for same-sex couples. Churches in San Pedro and elsewhere have also employed gay clergy throughout the years. The Anglican Communion is loosely structured – there is no pope who has the final say on theological disputes – which has muddied the question of who has authority to speak for the church or resolve these theological disputes. National leaders in the Episcopal Church, however, have officially asked their African counterparts to stop treading on their territory as more clerics from overseas arrive in the United States. “We deplore incursions into our jurisdictions by uninvited bishops and call for them to end,” said a statement by the U.S. House of Bishops after its Sept. 25-28 gathering. This issue will also be addressed at the next worldwide gathering, called the Lambeth Conference. By most accounts, the tension is less pronounced locally. However, the pastor of the Episcopal church in Torrance, the Rev. Virginia Benson of St. Andrew’s, had an odd first encounter with Eniade at a local farmers market about a month ago. The African priest was passing out brochures, announcing an informational meeting for the new Anglican church in Torrance. “I said, `That’s funny, I’m the pastor of the Anglican church in Torrance,”‘ she said. The meeting wasn’t acrimonious, both said. It did, however, point to what may be in store for the future – two separate branches of the church competing for parishioners. Only a few families, including the Winfreys, have left St. Andrew’s. The Rev. Benson said she isn’t concerned about losing significant numbers. All Saints lost about a dozen families out of about 400 when they voted to split in 2003, Thompson said. They gained at least as many members, he added, from liberal Episcopal churches in the Harbor and South Bay areas. The church and the Los Angeles diocese are still in litigation over who owns the church property, but the experience has been “freeing,” Thompson said. “We’re really free to preach and live the gospel. ? The (Episcopal) church, when I left, really bore no resemblance to the historical understanding of things.” Winfrey is aware that, in many ways, they are going back in time. “We’re now the recipients of that evangelism,” he said. “I hope the church begins to thrive here again like it does (in Africa).” melissa.evans@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
 

GLENTIES HARVEST FAIR IS GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE!

first_imgThe Annual Glenties Harvest Fair Day takes place on Friday September 12th next and we are looking to go back to the past and bring back all the traditional crafts and displays of years gone by.The Glenties Harvest Fair is always a big draw for the crowds.We are aware that many people want to see more traditional features at the Harvest Fair so we are making an effort to bring this traditions back on Fair Day.If you are involved in traditional crafts such as basket making, wood turning, tinsmith, rope making etc we want to hear from you. Alternatively if you know anyone involved in such traditional crafts and displays we would appreciate having the names of such people passed on to us so we can contact them.We are contactable through our Facebook page or email your suggestions to richieq1701@hotmail.com or contact the committee members at the numbers belowBrian Carr 0879354012, Aileen Boyle 0873941150, Richie Quigley 0862222945, Philip Rogers 0872620475.  GLENTIES HARVEST FAIR IS GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE! was last modified: August 5th, 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:donegalGlenties Harvest Fair Daylast_img read more

 

A WORD IN YOUR EAR ABOUT RAMELTON’S UNIQUE AUDIO TOUR!

first_imgThe Ramelton Audio Heritage Tour will be launched by Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Mayor of County Donegal in the Old Meeting House, Back Lane, Ramelton on Thursday, September 5 at 2 p.m.The Ramelton Audio Heritage Tour is a free walking guide produced by Mary Phelan of Sound Woman Productions.The script of the audio heritage tour is based on the booklet ‘Ramelton – an illustrated guide to the town’ by local historian Mary Haggan and is narrated by Mary Phelan and Declan Gibbons. It is available free-of-charge in mp3 format along with an accompanying brochure that outlines the heritage tour route. At the launch, there will be a draw for two free mp3 players followed by a short walk along part of the tour route.The audio guide takes you on a fascinating journey through this unique Georgian town’s history and built heritage. Ramelton is one of five towns in County Donegal recognised as a heritage town by Donegal County Council and Fáilte Ireland.As part of the tour, you can visit the seventeenth-century Tullyaughnish Church, moving towards the Presbyterian Meetinghouse which is one of the earliest Presbyterian churches in Ireland, past the iconic warehouses along the quay, as well as the striking shopfronts along Gamble’s Square, across the sturdy three-arch Ramelton bridge and finally onto Green Lane which is the former centre of the linen industry in the town.Other historical highlights on this self-guided tour will include the site of the original castle built by the O’Donnells in the fifteenth century, the captivating town hall, and the imposing Georgian townhouses along The Mall. To further enhance your experience, the audio tour includes extracts from Ceól a’Ghleanna – The Music of the Glen by Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. “The Ramelton Audio Heritage Tour is an innovative idea. Through modern technology, people – both locals and those visiting the area – have access to the rich cultural heritage of Ramelton, be it in the comfort of their own home or on the street beside these heritage sites” explained Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.“Ramelton’s built heritage is representative of Ireland’s social, cultural, economic and industrial development and this audio heritage tour will help to raise awareness of the heritage and history right on our doorstep. It will greatly enrich visitors’ experiences as they navigate through the town.”The Ramelton Audio Heritage Tour and the accompanying bi-lingual brochure were made available with the support of The Heritage Council of Ireland and the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council under the County Donegal Heritage Plan.The audio tour can be downloaded free-of-charge as an mp3 file and is compatible with software such as Windows Media Player, iTunes and Winamp. You can download the tour and listen to it using a mobile phone, iPod or mp3 player. The audio file can be downloaded from the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage A WORD IN YOUR EAR ABOUT RAMELTON’S UNIQUE AUDIO TOUR! was last modified: August 30th, 2013 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:Ramelton Audio Heritage Tourlast_img read more

 

Breaking: Gardai investigate sudden death of man in Donegal

first_imgGardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 30s in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. Gardaí were called to an incident at a house in Carndonagh shortly after 8pm yesterday evening (Thursday).Emergency Services were at the scene providing treatment to a 37-year-old man. The man was pronounced dead a short time later and his body was removed to Letterkenny University Hospital. The local Coroner has been notified and a post-mortem is scheduled to be carried out by the State Pathologist tomorrow morning. The scene is currently being preserved and Gardai say the results of the post-mortem will determine the course of their investigation.Breaking: Gardai investigate sudden death of man in Donegal was last modified: November 14th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

 

Minister Creed urged to consult with fishermen before controversial fisheries laws passed

first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has called on Fisheries Minister to “delay bringing forward legislation – the Sea Fisheries Amendment Bill 2017 until the Minister has consulted with the fishing industry – North and South.He was speaking after participating in a cross-party Oireachtas delegation which today met the Minister Michael Creed about the recent arrests of fishing vessels from the North and the serious concerns around proposed new fishing laws.He said “The recent arrest of the two Northern fishing vessels has highlighted serious issues with current laws, which must be corrected. But there are also widespread concerns within the fishing industry in Donegal and across the 26 Counties which must be addressed. “It is remarkable that for two years, the government have parked this controversial legislation and for all of those two years, they have failed to consult with the fishing organisations around the coast to address those concerns.“And now they propose to rush through this legislation at the height of a Brexit crisis and with the British Government about to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention!“This is all wrong and the Minister should agree to the deferral of this legislation until he has consulted with all of the fishing industry representative organisations and attempted to address their real concerns”Minister Creed urged to consult with fishermen before controversial fisheries laws passed was last modified: March 13th, 2019 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:donegalFishingSenator Padraig MacLochlainnlast_img read more

 

New MLB rule change stuns Giants, leads to confusion

first_imgA new rule introduced by … SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Giants reliever Trevor Gott ran in from the bullpen to pitch the ninth inning at Scottsdale Stadium Friday.As he finished throwing warmup pitches, Angels third baseman Jhoan Urena trotted out to second base to start the inning in scoring position.Wait…what?“I turned around and asked the umpire, ‘Is he supposed to be here?’” Gott said. “He said, ‘Yeah,’ but he looked like he was kind of joking. So I said, ‘For real?’ So it starts today.”last_img