first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield PreviousLos Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, middle, laughs in the dugout before a baseball game between the Angels and the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. It is expected that this will be Scioscia’s last game as manager of the Angels. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, chats with third base coach Dino Ebel before Sunday’s season finale against the Oakland A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, welcomes All-Star outfielder Mike Trout after he was removed from the game in the second inning of Sunday’s season finale against the Oakland A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia stands for the National Anthem before a game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Angels manager Mike Scioscia leaves the dugout after talking with reporters before a baseball game between the Angels and the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. It is expected that this will be Scioscia’s last game as manager of the Angels. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia hugs an unidentified woman as he leaves the dugout after talking with reporters before a baseball game between the Angels and the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. It is expected that this will be Scioscia’s last game as manager of the Angels. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Angels manager Mike Scioscia talks with the media after Sunday’s season finale against the Oakland A’s at Angel Stadium. Scioscia announced, as had been expected for months, that he is stepping down after 19 seasons. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia talks with the media after a game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia gets emotional as he talks about his last game as a manager of the Angels after a game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia gets emotional as he talks about his last game as a manager of the Angels after a game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia shares laugher before a game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, shakes hand of a young fan before a game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Angels manager Mike Scioscia enters the dugout before Sunday’s season finale against the Oakland A’s at Angel Stadium. Scioscia announced following the game that he was stepping down after 19 seasons managing the team. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, middle, fist-bumps players in the dugout before a baseball game between the Angels and the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. It is expected that this will be Scioscia’s last game as manager of the Angels. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia,left, stands for the national anthem before a baseball game between the Angels and the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. It is expected that this will be Scioscia’s last game as manager of the Angels. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, and coach Josh Paul sit in the dugout before a baseball game between the Angels and the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. It is expected that this will be Scioscia’s last game as manager of the Angels. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, middle, laughs in the dugout before a baseball game between the Angels and the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. It is expected that this will be Scioscia’s last game as manager of the Angels. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, chats with third base coach Dino Ebel before Sunday’s season finale against the Oakland A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)NextShow Caption1 of 18Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, chats with third base coach Dino Ebel before Sunday’s season finale against the Oakland A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)ExpandANAHEIM — Mike Scioscia thanked the Angels’ clubhouse staff, video crew, training staff, medical staff, strength and conditioning staff, then paused. He nervously scratched a patch of skin below his left ear, amplifying the silence while trying to bridge the awkwardness of a speechless pause. After 29 seconds, Scioscia couldn’t pretend this postgame press conference was like the 3,125 that came before it.Soon a 59-year-old man in a full baseball uniform was crying openly in front of his players, his wife, executives, reporters, and a live television audience. The video boards inside Angel Stadium streamed every tear. Scioscia wiped his right eye, then his left, with little effect. His face was more wet than dry by the time he took a question from a reporter.So it was that Scioscia did what some considered impossible. At 3:04 p.m. Sunday, on the final day of his career as the Angels’ manager, Scioscia ceded control of the moment.Scioscia never formally told his players that he would not be their manager in 2019. Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Kole Calhoun only found out in person because they were in the audience for the press conference. The team did not have time to sign a photo, or a baseball, or produce any semblance of a going-away gift besides their 5-4 walk-off win over the Oakland A’s. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone “I had nothing to do with today,” Scioscia said. “Nothing to do with the lineup. Nothing to do with the pitching changes. Hence, that’s probably why we won.”Scioscia said he talked to his wife, Anne, about stepping down when his 10-year contract expired, and the decision “came to fruition over the last month.” The decision was Scioscia’s alone, Angels president John Carpino said. As Scioscia declined to address his future in public, his impending departure became the worst-kept secret in baseball.Fans in attendance Saturday received a Scioscia bobblehead. Sunday, a list of highlights from Scioscia’s managerial career rotated through the digital display above the main stadium entrance. (Among them: Scioscia’s MLB-record second guest appearance on “The Simpsons.”) Between innings, the video boards played a montage of clips over the years, from Scioscia’s dark-haired debut in 2000 to the mostly gray-haired end.There was Scioscia wearing periwinkle, then red. There he was hugging Bengie Molina after the 2002 World Series, then waving to the crowd after the first 100-win season in franchise history. Any mention of the Angels finishing with a losing record in three consecutive seasons? Poppycock.This isn’t how you salute a manager who is staying put for years to come – a possibility Scioscia repeatedly, deliberately left open. This was a send-off.“You look at the wins that we’ve been able to put up in 19 years and it doesn’t point to anything but the players,” Scioscia said. “That’s what I’ll take away from this experience. It’s been incredible.”In the hours before Sunday’s game, Trout wore a gray sleeveless hoodie emblazoned with the words “PART UNICORN” across the front. Across the clubhouse sat another unique talent: Shohei Ohtani, the best blend of pitching and hitting the game has seen in 100 years. Even they could not compete with Scioscia, whose 19 years with one team defied the longevity of a modern manager in any profession. He fit the unicorn metaphor better than any playerThe Marlins cycled through 13 managers during Scioscia’s tenure. The Expos relocated from Canada to Puerto Rico to Washington D.C. Even the Angels changed uniforms, owners, and names before changing managers. It would be stunning if that degree of job security did not beget comfortability.For a moment Sunday, Scioscia tried to take control of his own press conference.“So what’s next? Well, Anne and I are going to go back to Thousand Oaks and go out to Mastro’s (restaurant) tonight,” he said, answering his own question. “I don’t know if the whole posse’s going or if it’s just us. Do you know yet?”“It might be a surprise,” Anne Scioscia said.Related Articlescenter_img Immediately after rookie third baseman Taylor Ward ended the game with a two-run home run, Scioscia shook hands with each of his coaches, then walked down the dugout steps toward his office. Every other soul in an Angels uniform hustled to home plate to celebrate. His final step off the field was as calculated as any other.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“This game’s about the players,” Scioscia said afterward, his voice quavering. “It’s not about a manager, it’s not about the GM and owner. … It’s not about the coaches. This game’s about the players and it always will be.”Scioscia’s last day in the Angels’ dugout involved more actual managing than most. Calhoun led off the bottom of the first inning with a single and was immediately replaced by a pinch runner, Jabari Blash. Trout jogged to center field to begin the second inning, then jogged back three batters later so Michael Hermosillo could take his place. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker was removed after three innings, leaving four men to tag-team the finish.Scioscia made none of these moves. Next to the top step of the Angels’ dugout sits a broad platform covered with green foam padding. This is where the manager stands and rests his elbows, where the padding creased perfectly beneath Scioscia’s familiar imprint. The manager was not there Sunday.Alfredo Griffin, the Angels’ longtime first-base coach, stood at Scioscia’s perch for a couple innings. Bench coach Josh Paul took over in the third. Dino Ebel took over in the seventh. Steve Soliz grabbed the ninth. Meanwhile, Scioscia floated through the dugout like a social butterfly, at once embracing his final day on the job and preparing for all his tomorrows as a free agent. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A day that began like any other, with a long drive to the ballpark and a stop at Starbucks, ended with Scioscia showing more emotion than his current group of players had ever seen. The last day of his tenure was unlike the first 6,893. The facade that carefully guarded Scioscia’s candor finally crumbled. The decision to step aside might have been his, but his power to craft a response to each moment abandoned him. As his voice quavered, Scioscia said he was at peace with the possibility that he would never manage again.Regardless of whether he gets that chance, Sunday marked the end of an era.Infielder David Fletcher was an Angels fan from birth. His first memory was of the 2002 World Series, watching the games on his family’s television in Cypress. He attended the victory parade in person with his father, Tim, and his brother, Dominic. At 24 years old, Fletcher is part of an entire generation that is too young to remember the Angels without Scioscia.“When you think Angels, you think Mike Scioscia,” Fletcher said. “Growing up around here, he’s kind of like ingrained in the organization as like a major piece of it.”last_img read more

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHow to watch LeBron’s debut:Date: Sunday, September 30Time: 6:30 p.m. PTLocation: Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CaliforniaTV: ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet Related Articles Sept. 30Denver NuggetsSan Diego, CAValley View Casino6:30 PM DateOpponentCityArenaTime (PT) How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Oct. 10Golden State WarriorsLas Vegas, NVT-Mobile Arena7:00 PM Viewing on a mobile device? Click here for live chat and updates.PreviousThe Lakers’ LeBron James takes a shot during an open shootaround on Sunday morning at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula. James will make his Lakers debut late Sunday evening in a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets in San Diego. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes the court before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LeBron James, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Kids react during a Jr. Lakers Foundation Youth Clinic at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The youth clinic was held before a Lakers on-the-road practice. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Kids participate in Jr. Lakers Foundation Youth Clinic at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The youth clinic was held before a Lakers on-the-road practice. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)LeBron James, center, of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks with the media after an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)LeBron James, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Luke Walton, center, of the Los Angeles Lakers watches the players during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Fans watch the Los Angeles Lakers during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers works out during an on-the-road practice at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula on Sunday, September 30, 2018. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)The Lakers’ LeBron James takes a shot during an open shootaround on Sunday morning at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula. James will make his Lakers debut late Sunday evening in a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets in San Diego. (Photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer)LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes the court before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 12LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes the court before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)ExpandYes Laker nation, it’s happening.LeBron James will wear purple and gold on the court for the first time as he makes his preseason debut as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in San Diego against the Denver Nuggets.While it may just be the first game of preseason, it does serve as a starting point for what will be an interesting season.Throughout the preseason opener, our staff will hold a live chat to interact with Laker fans.center_img Oct. 6L.A. ClippersAnaheim, CAHonda Center7:00 PM Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Stream: WatchESPNStats: BoxscorePregame Reading:Rookie Moe Wagner ruled out all of preseason.The five lessons the Kyle Kuzma learned in his ‘incredible’ offseason.The Lakers try small-ball lineups, work on switching defense.Lonzo Ball finally plays through full Lakers practice without knee pain.Rajon Rondo brings experience and a needed hard edge.Lakers start ironing out their style in preseason scrimmages.LeBron unafraid to ask questions on the first day of Lakers training camp.Whicker: School is just beginning for the young, leftover Lakers.Video: LeBron James’ complete Q&A from Lakers Media Day.Lance Stephenson say new veterans bring toughness, competitive fireWant more on the Los Angeles Lakers? LIKE US on Facebook. Oct. 12Golden State WarriorsSan Jose, CASAP Center7:00 PM Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed [scribble src=”/event/2817961″ /] Oct. 2Denver NuggetsLos Angeles, CASTAPLES Center7:30 PM Oct. 4Sacramento KingsLos Angeles, CASTAPLES Center7:30 PMlast_img read more

first_imgAn 18-month-old girl who fell from a third floor window is recovering in the hospital, and is expected to survive, police say.Officials say the toddler fell down at The Cove at Boynton Beach apartments Wednesday evening. The toddler was taken to Delray Medical Center. She did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. Police are investigating how the fall occurred.last_img

first_imgIn an interview about the Troiano matter, J.C. Lore, a Rutgers Law School professor, spoke of the importance of judiciary independence, even as he criticized the “ill-informed” comments Troiano made. Judges are living in a different era, he said, amid a “greater awareness and recognition” of rape and sexual assault and social media’s ability to “bring to light a situation like this pretty quickly.” A spokeswoman for the state judiciary declined to say whether Troiano might be reassigned. “We’re notcommenting at this time,”spokeswoman MaryAnnSpoto said in an email. At another point, thejudge said, “I still in mymind…distinguish betweena sexual assault and arape… [I]n my mind thereis a distinction.” State Sens. Vin Gopal (D-11) and Declan J. O’Scanlon Jr. (R-13) issued separate statements July 8 criticizing Judge James G. Troiano, who serves in the family division, about his remarks last year. “As with all cases, we are assessing our next steps, which will include discussions with the victim and her family,” said Christopher Swendeman, the prosecutor’s office spokesman, in an email. “He (the accused) can be tried as an adult,” he said. As for the case against G.M.C., the prosecutor’s office gave no indication this week when it might present the matter to a grand jury. In July 2018, Troianoruled against the MonmouthCounty Prosecutor’s Office,which wanted to waive up toadult court a then 16-year-old boy to face charges thathe raped a 16-year-old girl ata party in 2017. Troiano, a former mayor of Cedar Grove in Es- sex County, was appointed to the bench in 1992. He earned tenure, retired and was subsequently brought back to the bench on recall. Now 69, he is serving his latest two-year stint on recall, according to a record at the state judiciary website. By Philip Sean Curran On Tuesday, Assembly members Joann Downey (D-11) and Eric Houghtaling (D-11) also called for Troiano to immediately and permanently resign his position. “Judge Troiano’s comments are truly abhorrent and clearly highlight the fact that he needs to be re- moved immediately by the Supreme Court,” O’Scanlon said. “The Supreme Court has the ability to remove a judge for misconduct in office, or conduct evidencing unfitness for judicial office. G.M.C.’s attorney, Mitchell J. Ansell, could not be reached for comment July 9. O’Scanlon issued a similar call for the judge to step down, also noting that the state’s highest court can take action. “The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office does not discuss security issues regarding Superior Court judges at the Monmouth County courthouse,” he said in a statement July 9. “However, we take any threat against a judge seriously and address and coordinate with the New Jersey State Police and the Administrative Office of the Courts, accordingly.” Published reports this week said Troiano has been facing threats in the wake of news accounts about his remarks. But the prosecutor’s office, asked if it was investigating threats against the judge, said that as a practice it does not confirm or deny the existence of investigations. Lawmakers from Monmouth County said this week they want a Superior Court judge sitting in Freehold off the bench after his “despicable” comments during a rape case that left critics demanding he resign. In his remarks, the judge noted the boy, identified as G.M.C. in court documents, “comes from a good family who put him into an excellent school where he was doing extremely well.” “Judge Troiano must resign, effective immediately, from any judicial posts he still holds – just based on his commentary and word-for-word thought process by his direct quotes,” Gopal said in a statement. “Situations like these destabilize the public’s trust in our judicial institutions. His comments regarding the accused ‘coming from a good family’ are disgraceful.” Likewise, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden declined this week to say if his office would be adding more officers to Troiano’s courtroom. Troiano could not be reached for comment July 9. No one answered the phone in his chambers in the Freehold courthouse. Those and other comments were included in a 14-page decision by a two-judge state appeals court which reversed Troiano’s ruling June 14 and remanded the case to Monmouth County. But Troiano’s remarks have prompted a backlash. “He is clearly a candidate for not just college but probably for a good college,” the judge said. “His scores for college entry were very high.” Judge Troiano’s disturbing and biased comments from the bench are a glaringly obvious display of his unfitness for judicial office.” last_img read more

first_imgNikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection “Please help me, please, please,” screamed the 32-year-old in scenes so distressing that television cameras panned away from the stricken player.Cirstea said her friend’s knee was “out… and in a very weird position”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I freaked out. I have never seen such an injury before, the knee was really in a bad position. It was like something you see only in the movies,” said Cirstea.“I tried to comfort her but I panicked. I felt useless. All she kept saying was ‘Sorana, help me, help me.” Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena She questioned why it took the medical services so long to reach a court which is just a stone’s throw away from the famed Centre Court.‘Everyone froze’“I was screaming at the umpire. I told them to bring a stretcher because everyone froze, nobody reacted,” said Cirstea who said only she, her physio and Justin Mattek-Sands initially raced to the player’s assistance.“She went into shock and it took so long for the medical team to arrive. It felt like forever.“What if it was a heart attack? You should look at the video and time how long it took. I was there 10 to 15 minutes and the stretcher had still not arrived.”Safarova had to go and play her second round match just minutes after witnessing her close friend’s turmoil.She lost 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-3 to Shelby Rogers but said that was irrelevant.“It’s been a tough day, just terrible what’s happened. I am so sad for Bethanie,” said Safarova who had been hoping to partner Mattek-Sands to the Wimbledon doubles title and complete the non-calendar Grand Slam.“I have talked to Justin. She’s having more tests but we don’t know how long she will be in hospital.“I will see when I can visit her. I will be there when she needs me.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Horn ready for rematch Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIEScenter_img On Thursday, Alison Riske and Kristina Mladenovic had wanted to stop playing on Court 18 with the defeated Frenchwoman claiming there was a hole on the baseline.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Bethanie Mattek-Sands clings on her knee after hurting it during a Wimbledon match. SCREENGRAB FROM ESPN TWITTER VIDEOAmerica’s Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a horror knee injury at Wimbledon on Thursday which left her screaming and crying in pain in the middle of the court.The 32-year-old collapsed to the ground after damaging her right knee as she approached the net in the first game of the deciding set against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea on Court 17.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The All England club defended its medical teams.“The first response to Court 17 was within one minute, by a qualified ambulance technician,” they said in a statement.“The player was kept on court while pain relief was given.“The player was then transferred directly to an ambulance and taken under emergency conditions to a hospital.”Messages of support poured in for Mattek-Sands, well known on the tour for her flamboyant fashion sense and friendly, easy-going nature.“I love you @BMATTEK  you are the biggest fighter I know and you will come back stronger than ever,” tweeted India’s Sania Mirza, her former doubles partner.Olympic champion Monica Puig tweeted: “Stay strong @BMATTEK … we love you so much.”Wimbledon courts are no stranger to injury controversies.In 2013, Victoria Azarenka fell heavily, hurting her ankle and blamed the state of the courts.Maria Sharapova said the surface on Court Two where she lost to Michelle Larcher de Brito was “dangerous” after she fell a number of times. “I wish I could have done more. You wouldn’t wish that on your worst enemy.”Mattek-Sands’s husband Justin tried to console his wife before medics arrived, while Cirstea was distraught and in tears.After lying prone on the ground for around 20 minutes, Mattek-Sands was eventually stretchered away and taken to a west London hospital where she was said to have suffered “an acute knee injury”.Mattek-Sands’s doubles partner, Lucie Safarova, with whom she shares the world number one ranking as well as four Grand Slam titles, also arrived at the scene in tears.Cirstea, who had dropped the first set 4-6 but took the second 7-6 (7/4), was declared the winner of the second round match.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Both teams burned through their bullpens, and the relievers won’t get much rest. The Yankees and the AL East-leading Red Sox are set for a day-night doubleheader Sunday.Boston starter Chris Sale struck out 13 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings of three-hit ball. He leads the majors with 191 strikeouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsYankees starter Luis Severino allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. He gave up Mitch Moreland’s sacrifice fly in the third.Ben Heller (1-0) went two innings. Seven Yankees relievers combined to blank Boston on four hits for nine innings. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Doug Fister (0-3) gave up three runs in the 16th. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a double, Gregorius and Austin Romine hit RBI singles and Gary Sanchez added a sacrifice fly.A day after Yankees blew a ninth-inning lead and lost, they rallied to win for just the eighth time in 28 games. New York closed within 3 1/2 games of Boston.The Red Sox had been 43-0 when leading after eight. Kimbrel, the winning pitcher in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, had his first career blown save at Fenway following 30 successful ones.Red Sox manager John Farrell put the game under protest after an odd sequence in the 11th.Holliday led off with a walk and Ellsbury followed with a grounder to Moreland at first base. Moreland threw to second for a forceout but Holliday retreated toward first and slid into the bag as shortstop Xander Bogaerts’ throw arrived.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury, Didi Gregoriusd and Aaron Judge, from left, celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in 16 innings in a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Didi Gregorius lined a go-ahead single in the 16th inning and the New York Yankees outlasted the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Saturday in the longest game between the bitter rivals at Fenway Park since 1966.Matt Holliday hit a tying home run off Boston closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth that cleared the Green Monster, and it took 5 hours, 50 minutes and 512 pitches to finish. That is, if it’s really over — the Red Sox put the game under protest after a bizarre play on the bases involving Holliday in the 11th.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Moreland wasn’t able to reach the ball, which hit Ellsbury and bounced into foul territory. Farrell argued in favor of an interference call and after a lengthy review, the umpires allowed Ellsbury to stay on first.The clubs last played 16 at Fenway on June 4, 1966, when Jim Gosger’s three-run homer gave Boston a 6-3 victory.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: Manager Joe Girardi said the club was “hopeful” that OF Aaron Hicks, on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, would “start doing some light baseball activity” when the club returns from its season-long, 11-game trip.Red Sox: Placed RHP Joe Kelly on the 10-day DL before the game with a strained left hamstring and recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A. . RHP Blaine Boyer left with right elbow tightness. . Bogaerts put on a soft brace to support his left ring and pinkie finger under his batting glove halfway through batting practice.HONOREDThe Red Sox welcomed about 1,300 Vietnam veterans and their families onto the field during a pregame ceremony.UP NEXTYankees: RHP Bryan Mitchell (1-1, 5.06 ERA) is set for the opener and RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-8, 5.47) in the nightcap Sunday.Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-11, 4.75) and LHP David Price (4-2, 3.91) are slated to start. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Venus Williams to play World TeamTennis for Washington View commentslast_img read more

first_imgItaly coach Mancini delighted to have booked place at Euro 2020by Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveItaly coach Roberto Mancini is delighted to have booked their place at Euro 2020.Mancini praised Italy for showing “patience” to beat Greece 2-0.The Azzurri have won all seven games in Group J and qualified for Euro 2020 with three matches to spare, something the Nazionale have never previously achieved.Jorginho converted a penalty and Federico Bernardeschi’s shot was deflected to secure the victory.Mancini said, “The lads did really well. First of all, I want to thank the fans at the Olimpico for coming out and supporting us, even if the first half when we were a bit tense, perhaps nervous at being back in Rome.“We wanted to dedicate the win to the kids at the children’s hospital,” the Coach told Rai Sport, referring to this week’s team visit.Greece put up a brick wall for an hour, but were eventually broken down by a penalty.“We’ll meet teams who sit back and defend. We were too frenetic in the first half, but should’ve patiently moved the ball around to open up spaces. Instead, we started long balls and that’s no good.“It was a much more relaxed second half, we kept focused and achieved our objective.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgLos Angeles: Ruben Fleischer, the director of zombie comedy Zombieland, has explained why it took him ten years to make a sequel, saying that he wanted to maintain a “really high standard” of storytelling. The filmmaker is back with the much-awaited sequel Zombieland: Double Tap with the core cast of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin reprising their fan-favourite characters. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fleischer said he and film’s writing team struggled to crack the “right story” for the sequel. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”The easy answer is, I think we all wanted to stretch our legs and try different things. I think we were all excited to do other stuff. But, the other thing is, we just couldn’t figure out the right story to tell. It took a minute to get a story that we all felt was worthy, to come back to Zombieland for,” the director said. “We all have so much love for the original. So, we held ourselves to a really high standard as far as making sure that, if we were going to make a sequel, that it be at least as good, if not better, than original. And that ultimately all comes down to the script.last_img read more

first_imgA crowd of nearly 70,000 turned out to Soccer Aid at Manchester United’s Old Trafford this week to witness Michael Sheen’s Rest Of The World team defeat England in a pulsating encounter between the two sides, by four goals to two.A second half hat trick from Rest of The World’s ’s former dutch international Clarence Seedorf, and a great chip from 25 yards from Nicky Byrne cancelled out a long range effort from Jamie Redknapp and a penalty from Kevin Phillips to win the much coveted Soccer Aid trophy.By the time the final whistle blew ITV viewers had pledged over £2million to UNICEF’s vital work saving children’s lives, which will be matched by the UK Government pound for pound, bringing the total to £4.2 million so far. The final figure will be announced in due course.The winning team also included Gordon Ramsay, James McAvoy, Sam Worthington, and more. The England team included Stephen Moyer, Olly Murs and John Bishop.David Bull, Executive Director UNICEF UK: “Tonight at Soccer Aid we’ve shown how the power of sport can unite people to help save and change children’s lives all over the world. As a result of the generosity of the British public, and the Aid Match from the UK Government, UNICEF will be able to get life-saving food, medicine and clean water to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who donated tonight.”International Development Secretary Justine Greening added: “The incredible public response to Soccer Aid shows Britain at its best. We are backing the generosity of the British people by matching all donations to Soccer Aid pound for pound, helping UNICEF double its impact.”“That means even more women giving birth safely and more children getting life-saving vaccinations and nutritious food in some of the world’s poorest countries.”The public can continue to donate to UNICEF by texting the word CHILD to 70333 to give £5. Lines are open until the 30th June 2014.last_img read more