Mengden rises to occasion as A’s shut out the St. Louis Cardinals

first_imgST. LOUIS — In stints together in Triple-A, pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Beau Taylor sat next to each other in the dugout and mentally played the games at hand.“Me and him worked a lot, each day trying to get better,” Taylor said. “When I wasn’t playing and he wasn’t pitching, we’d just sit there and do sequences, trying to call the game for the other pitcher.”Wednesday, they got to do that for real, and on the big stage, too. Batterymates Mengden and Taylor combined to help lead the …last_img

Final twist in dead-heat fiasco leaves Robin Dickin feeling ‘robbed’

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This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Read more Thistlecrack to miss Cheltenham Gold Cup after sustaining stress fracture Support The Guardian Thank you for your feedback. Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Topics Roberts also called a dead heat for third place in another race on the same day, for a similar reason. A BHA statement on Tuesday conceded the two horses in each case could be separated. While Pinch Of Ginger’s nose could not be seen in the print, his jaw and lips were visible in a position allowing for the inference his nose must be behind that of Oneida Tribe.Dickin spent some hours on Tuesday waiting to learn whether the Bangor stewards would change their minds about the rightful outcome, knowing his horse had passed the post in front. Having been disappointed for a second time, he will now take the rest of the week to consider an appeal.“It’s quite extraordinary, isn’t it?” he said. “I was happy to settle for a dead heat because it was so tight. And now they’re saying: ‘You have won but we’re not going to give it to you anyway.’ My horse has done nothing wrong, my jockey’s done nothing wrong and do I feel robbed? Of course I do.”While Oneida Tribe crossed in front of his rival on the run-in, Dickin argues there was never any contact between the horses and that Brian Hughes never stopped riding on the runner-up. He is no longer so bullish about an appeal as he felt on the day, even though a successful appeal would now win him all the first-place prize money rather than a share of it. Robin Dickin said he felt “robbed” after being told Oneida Tribe had actually won at Bangor last week, rather than dead-heating, and yet would still count as a loser. The horse was reckoned to have got in his rival’s way on the run-in and, after discussing the case for a second time in light of the revised outcome, the stewards insisted Oneida Tribe should be placed second.“What a tease,” said Dickin, who had been left on tenterhooks by a phone call from racing’s ruling body on Monday telling him the photo-finish verdict had been changed. Michael Roberts, an inexperienced judge who joined the British Horseracing Authority only last summer, decided on Thursday he should call a dead heat because the nose of Pinch Of Ginger was hidden in the photo print behind Oneida Tribe’s head. Read more Hide Share via Email Share on Pinterest Horse racing Horse racing tips Show Quick guide Wednesday’s tips by Chris Cook Was this helpful? Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter “One has to be sensible about it because, if it’s going to cost more to appeal than I’m able to gain, I’m probably not going to be able to go for it, which is sad. If the finance wasn’t involved at all, make no mistake, I’d be putting my case forward.”Hughes maintained on Tuesday that Pinch Of Ginger would have won outright had he been granted a clear run.A BHA statement said the official result for betting purposes had, in the event, been unaffected by Roberts’ mistakes but it added: “We will, of course, be taking steps to ensure such an incident does not occur again and will consider the matter internally. It is essential the BHA carries out all of its raceday officiating duties with the utmost accuracy. Our first priority is to get the decisions right on the day.”It said the width of the course at Bangor means a mirror image of photo finishes is not always available. The same problem sometimes affects Ascot and Newmarket. • This article was amended on Tuesday 9 January 2018 to reflect the BHA’s position more accurately news James Bowen: ‘It’s amazing. From the age of eight, I knew I would be a jockey’ Ludlow 12.50 Zalvados 1.20 Shalakar 1.55 Megabucks 2.25 Virginia Chick 3.00 Tb Broke Her (nap) 3.35 Dahills Hill 4.05 Shee’s Lucky Lingfield 1.10 Highly Approved 1.45 Power And Peace 2.15 Grey Waters 2.50 Pattie 3.25 Blastofmagic 3.55 Sophie Gray Kempton 4.15 Spare Parts 4.45 Orchid Lily 5.15 Sir Hamilton 5.45 Ice Canyon 6.15 Diagnostic 6.45 Compton Prince 7.15 Time To Blossom Ayr abandoned  Reuse this contentlast_img read more


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10 months agoBarcelona ace Messi full of praise for Puig and Miranda

first_imgBarcelona ace Messi full of praise for Puig and Mirandaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona ace Leo Messi has sung the praises of Riqui Puig and Juan Miranda.Both youngsters have seen first team action this season.Messi said, “They have been training with us for a whole and you see they are different players. “The club did well in bringing them up to train with us. They will grow more and that’s good the club are using people from the youth academy because for a while nobody came. Going back to that model is important for the academy and the club.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

9 days ago​Newcastle keeper Elliot urges caution over Matty Longstaff

first_img​Newcastle keeper Elliot urges caution over Matty Longstaffby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot does not want the club to overhype youngster Matty Longstaff.The younger of the Longstaff brothers shone for the Magpies against Manchester United in a 1-0 win.It was his long range strike that gave the home team all three points in an intense clash. While Elliot sees Matty’s talent, he urges caution.He said to reporters: “It’s given the club a massive lift in the fact that we had a tough result [against Leicester] but it just showed there is lots of optimism coming through and we’ve got a new star on the rise.”I would just say, don’t expect him to do that every week. He’s a young kid and we still have to look after him.”It’s not to say he’s going to play every game until the end of the season, obviously I’m not involved in that process but we just need to make sure that we understand he’s still a young lad at 19.”What he did was absolutely amazing and hopefully he goes on to keep replicating that.”But his development isn’t just next weekend, it’s over the next three, four years.”He might be playing, not playing, playing different roles and he’s going to have up and down days – the same with Sean, so we just have to be patient.”The good thing is there are kids coming through with the potential to achieve whatever they want to achieve.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Memphis Set To Honor Former Basketball Coach John Calipari In Late December

first_imgJohn Calipari hanging out with Derrick Rose.Twitter/@basketballtalkThis one might get a little bit awkward. This afternoon, University of Memphis president Dr. M. David Russ announced that the school will be honoring former head basketball coach John Calipari this December. Will be honoring Hall of Fame coach @UKCoachCalipari in Memphis, Dec 28-29. Stay tuned for details. Will be a great homecoming.— Dr. M. David Rudd (@UofMemphisPres) September 9, 2015From 2001-2009, Calipari was extremely successful with the Tigers. The program went 252-69 under Calipari, reaching the Elite Eight three times and losing in the national championship in 2007-08. Of course, that season, in which the Tigers went 38-1, was vacated after the NCAA invalidated star guard Derrick Rose’s SAT score. By the time the NCAA made its ruling, Calipari had already taken the job at Kentucky.Calipari has a major hand in turning Memphis into a nationally relevant program, but his departure has definitely rubbed many Tigers fans the wrong way. We’re very interested to see what type of reaction the fan base has in December.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Retracts, Apologizes For Comments On Colin Kaepernick

first_imgJim Harbaugh addresses a group of reporters.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh apologized on Twitter shortly after commenting on the motivation behind Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.Earlier today, Jim Harbaugh said he “didn’t respect the motivation” behind San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem on Friday night.Kaepernick, who played for Harbaugh in San Fran from 2011-14, explained his decision on multiple occasions, saying it revolved around the treatment of black people and people of color in the U.S.“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”Just minutes after his initial comments on Kaepernick went public –and caused some criticism on social media–Jim Harbaugh apologized on his favorite medium.I apologize for misspeaking my true sentiments. To clarify, I support Colin’s motivation. It’s his method of action that I take exception to— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 29, 2016Looking at the responses to Harbaugh’s tweet, some have accepted his apology, others haven’t and some are wondering why he apologized in the first place. Seems like the man can’t help causing a stir even when he doesn’t intend to.last_img read more

Bees delay KolkataAgartala flight by 2 hrs

first_imgKolkata: A Kolkata-Agartala Air India flight was delayed for around two hours on Sunday after a swarm of bees was noticed in front of the aircraft while it was taxiing towards the main runway here, an airlines official said. The plane with 136 passengers and crew members on board the AI 743 flight was scheduled to depart at 9.40 am. The bees were noticed by the pilots when the Airbus A319 was moving towards the runway for the take-off. The pilots brought the aircraft to a standstill as further movement could have damaged the plane and harmed the passengers if the bees entered it through the engines, the Air India spokesperson said. Fire services personnel were called to tackle the problem. It was found that the bees did not enter the airctraft nor any damage was caused to the plane. Before this incident, the flight had been delayed for some time due to a technical snag. The plane finally embarked for the Tripura capital at 12.45 pm.last_img read more

Arizona Mining shares up on takeover offer by Australian company South32

first_imgVANCOUVER – Shares of Arizona Mining Inc. soared in early trading after the company announced a deal to be acquired by Australian company South32 Ltd. that valued the company at about $2.1 billion.Under the deal, South32, which already holds a 17 per cent stake in the company, has agreed to pay $6.20 per share for the shares it does not already hold.Shares in Arizona Mining were up $2.00 or about 48 per cent at $6.13 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The deal requires approval by a two-thirds majority vote by shareholders including South32 and a simple majority of shareholders excluding South32.The company says directors and officers of Arizona Mining, who own a 34 per cent stake in the company, entered into voting support agreements.Arizona Mining owns the Hermosa base-metals project in southern Arizona.Companies in this story: (TSX:AZ)last_img read more