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Reds tab Riggleman as third base coach

first_imgRiggleman joins the Reds major league staff for the 2015 season. (Image: Major League Baseball)CINCINNATI —The Cincinnati Reds today named Jim Riggleman third base coach for the Major League team.Riggleman, 62, joined the organization’s player development department in 2012 as manager of the new Class AA affiliate in Pensacola, then in 2013 and 2014 served as manager at Class AAA Louisville.He has been a manager, coach or instructor at the professional level since 1981, including all or parts of 12 seasons as a manager for the Nationals (2009-11), Mariners (2008), Cubs (1995-99) and Padres (1992-94).Riggleman previously worked on Major League staffs as third base coach for the Indians (2000), first base coach for the Cardinals (1989-90) and bench coach for the Nationals (2009), Mariners (2008) and Dodgers (2001-04).He joins second-year manager Bryan Price’s coaching staff that includes bench coach Jay Bell, hitting coach Don Long, assistant hitting coach Lee Tinsley, pitching coach Jeff Pico, bullpen coach Mack Jenkins, first base coach Billy Hatcher, infield coach Freddie Benavides and Major League catching coordinator Mike Stefanski.last_img read more

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Shirley Kay Borders, 72, Benham

first_imgShirley Kay Borders, 72, of Benham passed away at 12:30pm, Monday, April 23, 2018 at her home. She was born at Lawrenceburg on September 3, 1945 the daughter of Alan and Louise Trapp Roth. She was married to Sherrill Borders on March 21, 1960 and he preceded her in death on June 17, 2007. Survivors include two sons David (Mary Ann) Borders of Rexville, and Brian Borders of Madison; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers Alan Roth of Nebraska, and Frank (Mary Etta) Roth of Butlerville; two sisters Donna Roth of Holton, and Betty (Roy) Gunter of New Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sons Darrell and Steven Borders, and her sister Judy Tyler. Mrs. Borders was a former employee of US Shoe in Osgood and retired from the Muscatatuck State Developmental School where she worked as an attendant. In later years she also worked at the Silver Bell Nursing Home. Visitation will be held on Thursday at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with graveside services at the Shelby Cemetery at 12 noon. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Ohio leads the ‘fun race’ in the tri-state

first_imgBatesville, In. — If you’re looking for fun in the tri-state area a new study from WalletHub says it’s most likely in Ohio. Researchers looked at 26 key indicators in an analysis of all 50 states and determined Ohio was # 13. Both Indiana and Kentucky are in the back end of the bottom half.A link to the full study is here.last_img

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How Aidan and Gavin Macaulay have transformed Lowville athletics

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Before twins Gavin and Aidan Macaulay came to Lowville High School, varsity basketball games would muster crowds that filled a fourth of the gym’s capacity. The team hadn’t made a Section III Championship or state playoff run in years. But, last year, fans lined up for two and a half hours before a sectional contest against Cazenovia High School to secure a seat, their dad, Matt Macaulay, said. “When you walk into school and see people lined up waiting for a gym door to open at the high school level, that’s when you really know that it’s impacted the community positively,” Matt Macaulay said.The brothers’ impact on the school’s athletics program will not be forgotten after they graduate this spring, said Lowville head football coach Josh Coffman and head basketball coach Zach Shambo. Both agreed that the brothers have brought a newfound energy to the Red Raiders. They’ve increased the local community’s fan support and inspired a new generation of younger athletes, the coaches said.The Macaulays, both tri-sport athletes, led Lowville to back-to-back Section III Championship games in basketball, advancing to the State Championship game against a Joe Girard III-led Glens Falls High School team in 2019, as well as a football Sectional Championship in 2019. The two were starters on varsity basketball since freshman year and varsity football since sophomore year. They also played lacrosse but will pivot toward baseball next spring.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Glens Falls, Aidan Macaulay had 30 points, bested only by Girard’s 50, as Lowville lost 75-74 in overtime on a game-winning Girard layup. Playing against the now-Syracuse point guard was a “surreal experience,” Gavin Macaulay said.“Obviously, it didn’t end the way we wanted it, but it’s not something that none of us are going to hang our heads about,” Aidan Macaulay said. “It’s definitely all of our favorite basketball memories from our careers, so it’s something that you can’t replace.”Last year, the twins won the Sectional Championship in early March and hoped for redemption in the State Championship before the coronavirus pandemic cut the tournament short. After being ranked No. 1 in the state for the majority of the season, Aidan Macaulay said, the cancellation was a big letdown.When you walk into school and see people lined up waiting for a gym door to open at the high school level, that’s when you really know that it’s impacted the community positively.-Matt Macaulay, father of Aidan and Gavin MacaulayDuring the following months, Aidan and Gavin Macaulay have organized smaller team workouts while also traveling down to Syracuse to play pickup games in local gyms and scrimmage with other players.“They definitely are all sports all the time,” Coffman said. “There isn’t a time when they’re not going to get some workout in every single day.”The hour-and-a-half drive to Syracuse from Lowville has been worthwhile, though, because gyms near the twins’ house were closed during the pandemic. Their father, Matt Macaulay, grew up in Manlius, and has been attending football and basketball games in the Carrier Dome since he was little — a tradition he’s passed on to his children.Through their first three years at Lowville, the twins have also clinched multiple sectional titles in the Carrier Dome, both for basketball and football. Growing up, the Macaulay twins were always the youngest ones on the street, forcing them to compete against their older neighbors in football, basketball and baseball. That higher level of competition from such a young age put them on a path to play high-level high school sports from a young age, Matt Macaulay said.This season, expectations are high for Lowville football and basketball after last year’s sectional titles. Previously a receiver, Aidan Macaulay shifted to quarterback this offseason. One of his likely targets will be Gavin Macaulay, a starting wide receiver and safety.But for the Macaulays, despite their success in football, they have the talent to play college-level basketball, said Shambo, the head basketball coach.“Whatever school they decide to go to, they’re gonna be thankful that those two went to their program,” Shambo said. “Whoever gets them is gonna be blessed.” Subscribe to the D.O. Sports NewsletterWant the latest in Syracuse sports delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to the D.O. Sports newsletter to read our best sports articles, sent to you every Friday morning.* indicates requiredEmail Address * Commentscenter_img Published on September 6, 2020 at 10:34 pm Contact Connor: csmith49@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Talk Is Cheap! Anthony Joshua Bites Back At Wilder, Fury (Video)

first_imgNigerian-born British boxer Anthony Joshua has slammed fellow boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in his war of words with the duo.Joshua, 28, was speaking during an exclusive interview with IFLTV as he taunted the boxing duo by saying talk is cheap and also denied the ‘ducking’ allegations levelled against him and his management.Fellow British boxer Tyson Fury had earlier called out the WBA (Super), IBF and IBO title holder in the heavyweight division as he criticised his performance against ‘midget’ Takam after his 10th round knockout win over the Cameroonian last month.Video Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ANTHONY-JOSHUA-ILL-SLAP-WILDER-AROUND-THE-RING-I-WILL-KO-FURY-27-STONE-IM-THE-WEIGHTLIFTER.mp400:0000:0003:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.On his own part, Wilder also questioned Joshua’s credibility as an heavyweight champion. The 32-year old American further added that he is ready to beat him in Great Britain after he had advised his management to stop in their quest to avoid a bout with him.In his reply to the two boxers, Joshua said:“I’m serious about what I do. I’m not into the business of ducking no one.”“The man who talks less is the man you need to worry about. Talk is cheap.” he added.Anthony Joshua:Age: 28Nationality: Great BritainStatus: WBA (Super), IBF and IBO heavyweight title holderTyson Fury:Age: 29Nationality: Great BritainStatus: Former WBA (Super), IBF,  IBO and WBO heavyweight title holderDeontay WilderAge: 32Nationality: AmericanStatus: WBC heavyweight title holder Relatedlast_img read more

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DAZN eyes further European market expansions in 2019

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Simon Denyer – DAZNThe recently rebranded and restructured DAZN Group, has confirmed that it will launch its OTT services for the Spanish market in early 2019.The OTT technology group, which seeks to become the ‘Netflix of Sports’, details that it will make its Spanish debut securing the streaming rights for English Premier League (EPL) matches and MotoGP racing – highly popular content for Spanish sports audiences.The announcement sees DAZN enter its eighth OTT market since launching in the DACH region in 2016, with Chief Executive Simon Denyer actively targeting new European openings.Moving forward DAZN seeks to revamp the Spanish sports broadcast market which to date has been dominated by two incumbents Canal+ (Telefonica subsidiary) and beIN Sports (Qatari Sports Investments).“We’re expanding at an incredible pace with our unique approach, breathing new life into sports with long and distinguished heritage and growing audiences,” said Denyer.“We give fans what they want; affordable and flexible access to the sport they love. We’re delighted to partner with these progressive rights holders to launch another big European market and look forward to unveiling more first-class sport before we go live in 2019.”Stating its intent on becoming a lead Spanish sports broadcaster, DAZN secures the Spanish market broadcast streaming rights for all EPL games from 2019/20 to 2021/22, amounting to more than 235 live games a season. Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020last_img read more

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Ravens make Earl Thomas an exception to NFL’s age discrimination rule

first_img2019 NFL FREE AGENCY:Tracking signings, trades, moreThe six-time Pro Bowler had to be grimacing early in the week as he watched a bunch of safeties lacking his pedigree land huge free-agent contracts. Landon Collins led the way, going to the Redskins for six years and $84 million with $44.5 million guaranteed. Tyrann Mathieu agreed to a deal with the Chiefs for the same $14 million per year ($42 million over three years). Lesser-known Adrian Amos is set to receive $37 million over four years from the Packers.The common denominators among those three players: They are all 25 or 26 and relatively injury-free.Thomas, on the other hand, will turn 30 in May. After not missing a game in his first six seasons, he wound up on injured reserve with broken legs in two of the last three years. He also sustained other injuries that forced him to miss 19 regular-season games from 2016-18. He had major shoulder surgery in the 2015 offseason that forced him to miss the preseason.That kind of injury history is scary to a general manager. But for Thomas to emerge with the deal he is receiving from the Ravens has to be encouraging to other players 30 or older who have had difficulty attracting a long-term contract this year.MORE: Grading top free-agency dealsI don’t like it, since I now work with an NFL agent group, but I understand where NFL GMs are coming from in their general approach to older players such as Michael Bennett, Danny Amendola, Eric Weddle and Terrell Suggs who are signing shorter deals (mostly for two years with low guaranteed money). In my GM years, I always tried to target free-agent players coming out of their rookie deals, as is the case with Collins.Yes, Nick Foles got a four-year deal in Jacksonville with a $50 million guarantee, and he is three months older than Thomas. But with so many top QBs in their 30s and even 40s, age is not as big a factor for them. And Antonio Brown (who turns 31 in July) somehow managed to extricate himself from Pittsburgh and get $12 million added to his contract, plus $30 million in new guarantees from Oakland. But these are exceptions to the general rule in the NFL.Thomas now joins that fortunate group. Thomas was hoping to land with his home-state Cowboys, and he did not reach his reported $15 million-per-year asking price, or even the Collins and Mathieu average per year. But he has to be relieved with what the Ravens are paying him.If I were a GM negotiating a deal with Thomas, given his injury history, I would have offered closer to $10 million per year between signing bonus and base salary on a two-year deal with big incentives that could get him to the coveted $14 million-per-year level. I would have included $125,000 per game started, which could add $2 million per season and an incentive that combined a Pro Bowl selection with the team making the playoffs for another $2 million.I suspect that’s what Jerry and Stephen Jones were thinking in Dallas. But it is clearly not the structure Thomas or his agent were seeking and ultimately received from a Ravens team needing to add playmakers on defense after releasing starting safety Weddle (who signed with the Rams) and losing pass-rusher Za’Darius Smith (who is signing with the Packers), linebacker C.J. Mosely (Jets) and Terrell Suggs (Cardinals).I thought Thomas might wind up with a one-year, prove-it deal similar to what his former Seattle teammate Sheldon Richardson got in Minnesota last season for an $8 million salary. Richardson was productive enough to convince the Browns to sign him this year to a three-year, $36 million deal with $21.5 million guaranteed.MOCK DRAFT 2019:Ravens re-stock offensive backfieldWhat makes the amount of the Thomas signing extra surprising to me is how he damaged his reputation with a nasty training camp holdout last summer, plus the bad look he created when he flipped off his own Seattle sideline in September as he was carted off the field after breaking his leg in Arizona.While Thomas had to wait a few days to get his deal done, there was no need to throw a pity party for him. He has been well paid during his career. He was fortunate to be a highly compensated first-round pick in the last year before the rookie salary scale came into effect. Then he signed the four-year, $40 million extension in 2014 that made him the highest-paid safety in the league at the time.Still, it had to be unnerving for him to watch other players get paid such huge amounts. He saw less accomplished players such as 25-year-old offensive tackle Trent Brown — basically a one-year success in New England with no Pro Bowls on his resume — hit the jackpot. Age discrimination is alive in the NFL, and we’re not talking about team employees who are 50 or older. Rather, it’s the players reaching 30 and beyond who are generally being left behind in the early sprint of big bucks, massive guarantees and long-term free agent signings, especially if such players have an injury history.One player who surprisingly bucked that trend this week is future Hall of Fame safety Earl Thomas, who is signing with Baltimore for $55 million over four years ($13.75 million per year) with $32 million guaranteed.center_img Such is life in the NFL for the vast majority of players as they approach and surpass 30, especially with an injury history.But for Thomas, it wound up being like the old Rolling Stones song: “You can’t always get what you want. But you can get what you need.” All it takes is one team out of 32 to make it work out.Jeff Diamond is a former president of the Titans and former vice president/general manager of the Vikings. He was selected NFL Executive of the Year in 1998. Diamond is currently a business and sports consultant who also does broadcast and online media work. He makes speaking appearances to corporate/civic groups and college classes on negotiation and sports business/sports management. He is the former chairman and CEO of The Ingram Group. Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffdiamondNFL.last_img read more

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Major invitation for Bronte Law

first_img2 Mar 2016 Major invitation for Bronte Law English women’s champion Bronte Law is one of six top amateurs who have accepted invitations to the first Major championship of the season. Law – who is ranked fourth in the world – will play in the 2016 ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club, California, from March 28-April 3. She has previously played in the Ricoh Women’s British Open, finishing 33rd in 2012.  “I’m very excited to be playing in my first major in the US,” said the 20-year-old from Cheshire. “I know that it will be a great learning experience and something that will put me in a good position to further my goals of being on the LPGA. “I will go into the event treating it the same way I play every tournament – and look forward to teeing it up with the very best in the world.” Among the other amateurs to receive invitations is world number one Leona Maguire from Ireland. “We are excited to once again welcome many of the world’s best female amateur golfers to one of the biggest stages in women’s golf,” said Gabe Codding, ANA Inspiration tournament director. “This year’s amateur invitees will follow in the footsteps of players like Lorena Ochoa, Lydia Ko, Yani Tseng and so many others who participated in the LPGA’s first major before turning professional.” Law is a member at Bramhall Golf Club and a student at UCLA in California – and holds a superb amateur record. She has won the English women’s amateur for the past two years and was runner-up in the 2016 South American women’s amateur. She has represented England since she was 14, notably winning a world championship bronze medal in 2014. She played for GB&I in the past two Curtis Cup teams, contributing to the win at Nairn in 2012, and is odds on to play in this year’s match. In addition she’s represented Europe in the Junior Solheim and Ryder Cups and has won four times on the US women’s college circuit. Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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Tottenham’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pays a whopping £15k for guard dog

first_imgGOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk SPURS goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has picked up a £15,000 guard dog — the latest Premier League ace to do so.France’s captain, 33, bought the mutt from Elite Protection Dogs to mind his family and home when he’s away.2 Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has picked up a £15,000 guard dogCredit: PA:Empics Sport2 The France captain bought the mutt from Elite Protection Dogs to mind his family and home when he’s awayCredit: InstagramThe London-based firm uses only German and Belgian Shepherds that “come from military and police backgrounds”.Its website says the dogs are “dedicated to shield you . . .  from any possible danger or threat as taught through intense training, mental stability and obedience”.The firm said: “The military and police all around the world tend to choose these breeds as their first choice, as do we.”These dogs have the highest IQ in the protection dog category.”The London-based firm added: “We produce two types of trained dogs- a guard dog and a personal protection dog.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“Guard dogs are typically very independent and don’t need companionship as they are trained to guard a territory. They are taught to refuse food from strangers and react to intruders. Guard dogs are mainly suited for farms and gated areas. Prices start from £10,000.“A personal protection dog is not only a family friendly pet but also a form of protection. They crave a family bond, affection and love and are very child friendly. Prices start from £15,000.”Dad-of-three Hugo joins fellow Prem stars Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy in snapping up a guard dog.Man Utd star Paul Pogba splashes out £15k on guard dog from specialist firm after being targeted by angry fanslast_img read more

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ISSA hits back at coaches

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Dr Walton Small, has hit back at high-school athletics coaches, saying that proposed changes for the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships were based on their own complaints about watering down the event.Small has also said that ISSA governs school sports, and that the issue of recruitment, as it relates to academics, is the purview of the Ministry of Education.ISSA’s Technical Committee will vote on Friday on several changes to the annual high-school track meet. One change would see track athletes being restricted to two individual events, as well as two relays.The proposals have been met with opposition from the Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association (JATAFCA).Last week, a post on JATAFCA’s Facebook page pointed out that despite adjustments to the rules, 454 fewer athletes competed in Champs in 2016 than in 2010.”They (ISSA) are presiding over a period of decline. They need to pause and do the analysis in terms of the decisions being made,” JATAFCA President David Riley told The Gleaner.Small said coaches were instrumental in those changes.”When I hear that, I wonder if they have memory lapse, because we made those changes because of their suggestions … from the coaches and other experts in the field that what we were doing was bringing student athletes to Champs that did not merit the quality of the meet; that we should be displaying the best of the best. It was because of that suggestion why we increased the standards, and if we increase the standard for qualification, you are going to automatically get fewer people,” Small said.”Every year after Champs we do a review and we have a technical committee that is made up of very knowledgeable people and they advise us based on reactions, and one of our things is looking to just cutting down on the workload of students because one of our aims is to ensure that we do not expose our students to undue stress and pressure.”These rules that we have made are because we are listening. It must not be said that ISSA was insensitive to the health of the students,” he added.Small conceded that Champs athlete numbers were getting smaller, but said that it was because the quality had improved, thereby weeding out athletes who were not up to scratch.A bone of contention for Riley was that the practice of recruiting student athletes needed to be regulated.Small, however, said ISSA has rules governing how recruited athletes can participate, but that he could not stop the schools.”We are not into the business of regulating where students go. That is the business of the Ministry of Education. However, so as not to have wanton movement, we have put in rules. Yes, there are the pros and cons of transfer, (but) not all good athletes move from their school,” Small said.A number of student athletes, with and without Jamaican familial connections, have participated at Champs, and while the argument was made that they are being developed at the expense of Jamaican students, Small again said he had no control over their movements.”If a child comes to Jamaica, we cannot stop them. Once you are a student you have a right to participate in ISSA sports,” he noted.Small said a clearing house system had been instituted with the intent of regulating how students are recruited.The clearing, house, he said, prevents one school from recruiting a student without the knowledge of his or her current school administration. A registration system also identifies any student moving from one school to the next.last_img read more

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