first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I don’t get it.Mayor McCarthy posing next to a local car dealer, each flanked by a provocatively dressed showgirl, in the casino, in a commercial. Not just poor taste, sexist; cheapening to the women and our mayor.Men who pose with scantily clad women should do so in their swim trunks.Meg OpalSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

first_imgRichard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Club, told BBC Sport that it was a “big decision”.“There have have been examples where players have been moved up the seedings if they are in the top 32,” said Lewis.But he said he thought it was “unlikely” Williams would be given a seeding if she was ranked outside the 32 in the run-up to the tournament, which starts on 2 July.Williams, who gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr in September, has played four singles matches since returning to action, reaching the last 32 in Indian Wells before losing to older sister Venus and then going out to Japan’s rising star Naomi Osaka in round one at Miami.After Indian Wells, world number one Simona Halep said she believed Serena Williams “should have been given top seed”, while Miami tournament director James Blake said the seeding rules for players returning from pregnancy were “a kind of punishment”.Wimbledon said it would have to check its seedings agreement with the WTA before making a final decision.“We would respect any agreement we have, but I think it is unlikely someone out of the top 32 will be put into the top 32,” said Lewis.“There is the flip side that if a player comes in to the top 32 then a player who has worked hard all year to get into the top 32 would have to drop out.”The Wimbledon singles champions will win £2.25m this year, with organisers announcing the total prize pot will increase by 7.6% to £34m.Last year’s winners Federer and Garbine Muguruza took home £2.2m.The total prize money is more than the 55m Australian dollars (£30m) offered by the Australian Open in January but slightly less than the French Open (£34.5m), starting later this month.Wimbledon is to run from July 2 and July 15.UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Seven-time champion Serena Williams could still be made the number one seed at Wimbledon this year if the American climbs back into the world’s top 32 before the tournament.Williams, 36, has dropped to 449th in the world since giving birth last year.She believes players returning from pregnancy should have protected seedings as well as protected rankings.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Michigan State football player Auston Robertson, who admitted to raping a woman last year, was sentenced Wednesday to 43 months to 10 years in prison for the off-campus attack, the Lansing State Journal reported.Robertson, now 21, was dismissed from the Spartans team after being charged in the case but played in 2017 at Garden City (Kan.) Community College after his bond conditions were modified. His bond was revoked after he was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Garden City.An Ingham County, Mich., judge said at sentencing that there was “evidence of a continuing pattern of conduct” by Robertson, who has had multiple run-ins with the law. Prosecutors agreed to drop two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in exchange for Robertson’s guilty plea. He had faced up to 15 years in prison.A highly sought four-star prospect from Fort Wayne, Ind., the 6-5, 260-pound Robertson chose Michigan State in 2016 over offers from, among others, Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State.He was allowed to enroll in East Lansing after entering a diversionary program following his arrest on misdemeanor battery charges in January 2016, stemming from an October 2015 incident in which he was accused of improperly touching a female high school classmate.last_img read more

first_img“It was really, really impressive,” said Kershaw, who will start Game 5 for the Dodgers. “I played with Nate over here for a little bit, and he’s just freakishly strong. Obviously has an incredible arm. But just to be able to do that says a lot about him. It’s really impressive.”With Eovaldi off the table for Saturday, though, Cora tabbed Eduardo Rodriguez, who had faced just one batter in relief on Friday. Rodriguez, who had been in the Boston rotation for much of the season but he missed a chunk of the summer with an ankle injury. Late in September, the Red Sox moved him to the bullpen in September to acclimate him to his likely postseason role.Cora hoped Rodriguez could get through five or six innings. He didn’t allow a run through five, but then he gave up a three-run homer to Yasiel Puig in the sixth, putting the Dodgers up 4-0.Although the game seemed well in hand for the Dodgers at the time, once it became a battle of the bullpens, the Red Sox won. Kelly has not allowed a run in five World Series innings, helping a bullpen win back some of the accolades that had been lost amid a difficult second half.Kelly was on the roster bubble before the postseason, coming off a season that saw his ERA rise from 2.79 in 2017 to 4.39 this year. Kelly apparently had a moment just before the playoffs in which he submitted to some adjustments the coaching staff had suggested.Since the playoffs began, he’s allowed one run in 10-1/3 innings, with 10 strikeouts.Just after Kelly struck out Grandal to send the game to the ninth, still tied at 4, the Red Sox exploded for five runs against the Dodgers’ bullpen.The strong bullpen performance by the Red Sox has helped reverse a trend that was apparent late in their 108-victory season. They were having trouble getting consistent work out of the pitchers between the starters and closer Craig Kimbrel. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start LOS ANGELES — A night after the starter who turned into a reliever pitched so much the Boston Red Sox had to turn to a starter turned reliever turned starter, the victory went to a … reliever.Just a plain old reliever.Joe Kelly, a product of Corona High and UC Riverside, pitched two critical scoreless innings as the Boston bullpen outpitched the Dodgers’ bullpen, allowing the Red Sox to overcome a four-run deficit in their Game 4 victory.Kelly struck out Yasmani Grandal with five fastballs – all of them at 98 mph or harder – to escape a first-and-third jam in the bottom of the eighth. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Kelly said his performance on Saturday night was partly inspired by what he’d seen the night before from Nate Eovaldi, one of the starters who had gone to the bullpen in the playoffs to fill the void.In the 18-inning Game 3 marathon, Eovaldi had thrown 97 pitches in six-plus innings of relief, which earned him plenty of admiration from both sides.“I woke up this morning sore, and I thought about Nate,” Kelly said. “Nate’s probably even more sore. Just try to get some momentum off that guy and come into the game thinking, If I could pitch half as good as Nate, it might go well. He grinded out there. And that was very very impressive. And I don’t think I’ve seen it on a baseball field before. It was awesome.”Even though Eovaldi gave up Max Muncy’s game-winning homer on his 97th pitch, a day later both teams were still buzzing about his performance.“That was nothing short of incredible,” said Chris Sale, one of two Boston pitchers who didn’t work in that game. “What he did last night I think picked us up as a team.”Eovaldi had begun his career as a Dodgers prospect, when he was a teammate of Clayton Kershaw, another who admired what he did on Friday night/Saturday morning.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more