OAKLAND — Long before Franklin Barreto and Gleyber Torres shared the same big league field for the first time earlier this week — when the A’s took two out of three from the New York Yankees — they were roaming the streets of Venezuela together.Barreto, the exciting second base prospect recalled to the majors by the A’s on Sept. 1, and Torres, the Yankees’ second baseman on the shortlist of Rookie of the Year candidates, both grew up in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas.Similar in age — …
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Man Utd academy chief Parry hints at loan plans for young trioby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United plan to let several players depart on loan in January.Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, Brandon Williams and James Garner have all featured under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in league and cup competitions.Their progress could stall with the arrival of new recruits and academy player performance manager Les Parry admits more outgoings are likely in January.”We’ll plan it out and we’ve identified four or five who might be going out in January. Obviously, our first-team manager has a say,” he said.“Angel, Tahith, and James could have gone out on loan but he wanted to keep them here and have a look at them on tour. So a decision will be made, no doubt, for January as well. Hopefully, all three will be in the first team and not going anywhere.“They’ve been presented with an opportunity and they’ve taken the opportunity so now a couple of them are regulars on the team sheet each week. We’ve had opportunities that have cropped up from nowhere. That’s football.“Hopefully, some of the lads out on loan now will also catch the eye as some have gone out with a perception of their ability and where they’ll end up but hopefully they’ll come back and people will say maybe we’ve got a little diamond.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
We showed you ESPN’s Football Power Index for the 2016 season about a month ago, but it’s changed a decent amount since then. With spring football being over and teams’ rosters and depth charts being a little more clear, ESPN’s FPI should be more accurate than it was in early April. ESPN tweeted out what’s basically its post-spring FPI and there’s a new team at No. 1: Florida State. The Seminoles have taken the top spot from LSU. 2016 college football FPI1. Florida St. 2. LSU 3. Oklahoma 4. Clemson 5. Tennessee 6-128: https://t.co/IjfdEtg4aC pic.twitter.com/jAAUJO7QjH— ESPN (@espn) May 6, 2016Georgia and Oklahoma State have also switched spots in the top 10 and UCLA has made a big jump from No. 19 to No. 13. Stanford dropped out of the top 25. Here’s ESPN’s full top 20. ESPN FPI.You can view ESPN’s complete FPI, which ranks every team, here. [ESPN]
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso continues to be one of the most popular drivers in Formula 1, respected for his incredible skill behind the wheel as much as his determination to win.While circumstances have prevented him from adding to his tally of 32 victories and 97 podiums in the past few seasons, he has used his increasing experience to frequently extract the maximum from his car and put on a show for the fans.In 2015, he celebrated his 250th grand prix in F1 and he has now donated an exclusive item from that special occasion for auction on CharityStars.com: the very race suit he wore during that race, signed with his autograph.The race suit from the 2015 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, where he finished the race in 11th place, is personalised with his name ‘Alonso’ and the Spanish flag, and is numbered. It has only been used by him: the base of the zipper bears his initials ‘FA’ as well as the suit number and year of manufacture.A label sewn on the inside of the suit collar certifies that it respects all the standards set by the FIA, motorsport’s governing body. Additionally, the FIA symbol and code are sewn into the back.The auction will raise funds for Croce Viola, a volunteer ambulance association based in Milan, Italy and founded in 1949.It provides much-needed emergency services to the entire city but is entirely reliant on the goodwill of 120 volunteers, who give up their time to provide this vital service, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.Croce Viola also delivers comprehensive first aid training programs to both the public and to companies, and recently put together an innovative campaign to promote the importance of first aid among primary school children.One of Croce Viola’s volunteers in his rare evenings of spare time is Pirelli’s head of car racing Mario Isola, who is present at every grand prix. “This is a fantastic prize, and I would really like to urge as many people as possible to bid,” said Isola.“It’s a great opportunity to own a unique F1 souvenir that will only go up in value, but also to benefit a really deserving charity at the same time. All of us who work at Croce Viola are unpaid volunteers from many different walks of life, and I’m privileged to see for myself how big a difference our intervention can make to peoples’ lives. The only source of income for Croce Viola is charitable donations, and so Fernando was very happy to donate his suit to us in the hope that it could raise some money towards buying a much-needed new ambulance.”The auction ends on December 14, 2017 at 5:00pm GMT.For more information and to bid, click here.
Tumbler Ridge Secondary – News Update – https://t.co/XJwi090KRA— School District 59 (@SD59PRS) February 11, 2019 TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – School District 59 has released news, on Twitter, that Tumbler Ridge Secondary School is currently in a secure and hold situation as a precautionary measure.According to SD 59, an indirect threat was made towards an employee earlier today.The School District says RCMP are involved and there is no immediate threat to students or staff.
New Delhi: Families of the 40 CRPF personnel, killed in a recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, have been paid over Rs 1 crore ex-gratia funds till now as per service rules, the force said Friday. Officials said the ‘next of kin’ of these slain personnel will also get an additional ex-gratia amount that has been announced by various state governments, where the troops hailed from, in a case-to-case basis. A total amount of over Rs 1.01 crore has been paid to the families of the 40 personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, an official from the force said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! He added that this amount includes Rs 35 lakh given by the central government as ex-gratia to the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel killed in the line of action, Rs 21.50 lakh under the risk fund, Rs 15 lakh from the ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ corpus and Rs 30 lakh from the SBI paramilitary service pay insurance cover. The families additionally are also being provided financial benefits from various government and non-government agencies even as some institutions have volunteered to take care of education of the wards of these personnel, he said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed “Liberalised Pension Award (LPA) is being given to all the 40 families and this amount equals to the last basic pay plus dearness allowance drawn by the killed personnel. This amount will be paid lifelong,” the official said. He added that while in some cases, the ‘next of kin’ of the killed personnel have been offered jobs by state governments, they are also eligible for compassionate appointment for jobs in the CRPF. The force is soon going to launch a special mobile application which has been designed specifically for redressal of grievances relating to the families of killed personnel of the force. This will be launched soon, he said. The 40 CRPF personnel were travelling in a force bus when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the bus on February 14. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has deployed as many as 61 battalions in the state, with about 65,000 personnel, and is the lead counter-terrorist and internal security force in the Kashmir valley.
OSU senior midfielder Max Moller (31) shields a defender from the ball during a game against Akron on Sept. 24 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternAs the regular season approaches its conclusion, the Ohio State men’s soccer team is still searching for some sense of consistency.OSU (5-5-3, 3-2-0) continued its up-and-down season with a 2-0 win on the road against Wisconsin on Saturday to break a two-game losing streak.“It was a very good win, we gutted it out,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “Good to get a road win in the conference, not easy to come by those, and kind of keeps us in the middle of things still.“When I say ‘gutted it out,’ I mean we were under a lot of pressure and we just kept fighting and guys are throwing themselves in front of the ball to block shots and just working hard in the final third to deny opportunities.”OSU now looks to take the momentum from the road victory back home to begin a three-game homestand. That stretch is scheduled to begin with a nonconference matchup against Bowling Green (9-3-1).“Bowling Green is very tough for us to play against,” Bluem said. “It’s a big in-state rivalry, their players are very motivated to challenge us, and for them, probably every year, they look to us as one of the bigger games on their schedule.”The Falcons carry an impact player on their roster in sophomore forward Pat Flynn. Flynn leads the nation in goals per game, scoring 12 times in 13 contests for an average of .92 per game.In response to Flynn, the Buckeyes might have a new impact player on their side as well.Freshman forward Marcus McCrary had a season-high three points for the Buckeyes in his homecoming to Madison, Wis.“It felt really good,” McCrary said. “Everybody, all of my friends, and my dad and stepmom came to the game. It felt really good because the Badgers are a really good team, so it felt really good to get points and put the Badgers away, get the job done.”OSU had nearly a week to prepare for its game against Wisconsin. Senior midfielder Max Moller said the week of preparation included OSU restructuring its formations to generate more offense.“The time off helped a lot, because coming off two losses, we needed to settle down and re-evaluate what we’re doing in practice and in games,” Moller said. “We focused on our formation and keeping the ball instead of just lobbing it up to the forwards, and really figured out which players we’re going to go at.”Part of that focus on offense centers on McCrary. The freshman scored his first two goals of the season in his past three games. Bluem has said all season that McCrary is adjusting to a new position at center-forward, but McCrary said he feels more comfortable now.“Playing up top now, it’s definitely a change,” McCrary said. “I’m used to playing wide. Playing up top, there’s more to expect, being alone up top, but I think I’m definitely adjusting and definitely getting more used to the role.”McCrary is set to showcase his new role against the Falcons, which OSU has battled in each of its last three seasons, going 2-0-1 in that span. The draw came last season in a scoreless match at Bowling Green.The Falcons already have one victory on the road against a Big Ten team this season, defeating Michigan, 1-0, on Sept. 16.Moller said regardless of the results of the past, he is sure the team is ready to show consistency.“We’re 100 percent prepared to start this three-game stretch,” Moller said. “We’re done with being inconsistent, we’re ready for the rest of the season.”OSU’s game against Bowling Green is scheduled to kick off Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Braxton Miller’s Instagram post showing the Ohio State redshirt-senior quarterback posing with AdvoCare products was deemed a “promotion of a commercial product” by the NCAA, according to a statement from OSU athletics. But the matter has been resolved and Miller has been reinstated “without any conditions,” the statement said.OSU said the post was a minor violation.The university initially said it was “looking into” Miller’s social media picture from March 24, which showed the quarterback posing with the products alongside the owner of Authentik Fitness in Columbus, Brandon Oshodin, who is also an AdvoCare distributor.Click to enlargeAdvoCare is a company that “provides innovative nutritional, weight-management, sports performance and skin care products,” according to its website.The AdvoCare website states that student-athletes can’t be in photos on “an AdvoCare Microsite, Facebook, Twitter, personal website or any other place where AdvoCare is mentioned.”In addition to the Instagram picture, Miller had his name displayed in the upper right hand corner of his AdvoCare site, labeled as a distributor. His name was later removed, along with the Instagram post.The AdvoCare website says student-athletes are allowed to be distributors.
Andrew Wesson (24) attempts to score during a game against Fairleigh Dickinson University. Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorAfter spending missing all of the summer and the first few weeks of fall practice with an injury, sophomore forward Andre Wesson has been cleared to participate in team practices, men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann said during halftime of Ohio State’s football game against Oklahoma.It had been reported earlier that Ohio State was optimistic Wesson would be able to play this season, but revealed neither the injury nor the severity.“He’s been cleared medically,” Holtmann said. “First and foremost, we were making sure he was in good health. He needs to get in shape, but that will happen.”Holtmann added that Wesson participated in the team workout today and did a skill workout Friday. It is still yet to be determined when he will be ready to play, and Holtmann said it will depend more on how quickly he can get back into shape.Wesson played 29 games, averaging 11.6 minutes and 2.3 points per game as a freshman.