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Yankees face elimination again, this time in ALCS Game 7

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Luis Severino had another abbreviated start in Houston and Aaron Judge struck out two more times to match a major league record for strikeouts in a postseason before a towering home run in the Yankees’ 7-1 loss in Game 6 on Friday night.With a series lead for the first time this postseason after winning all three ALCS games in the Bronx, the Yankees were again stifled by Justin Verlander — just like in Game 2. The big right-hander didn’t go the distance this time, but he did get his ninth win in nine appearances since being acquired by Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNew York will have veteran left-hander CC Sabathia on the mound for Game 7 on Saturday night. Sabathia, reliever David Robertson and left fielder Brett Gardner are the only holdovers from the Yankees’ last World Series team eight years ago — in Joe Girardi’s second season as their manager.It will be the first Game 7 for the Yankees since the 2004 ALCS, when the Boston Red Sox came back to claim the AL pennant after losing the first three games in that series. 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(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — The New York Yankees will have to win one more elimination game to get to their first World Series since 2009.This time, the Baby Bombers are going to a Game 7 after missing a chance to close out the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros.ADVERTISEMENT Severino threw only 62 pitches — exactly half as many as Verlander — in Game 2. The 23-year-old right-hander didn’t even take the mound for the fifth in that game after he uncharacteristically wound his arm several times after giving up a solo homer to Carlos Correa, and was struck on the wrist of his non-throwing hand on the last out.Robertson gave up a solo homer to Altuve, and four runs without recording an out, in the eighth.Verlander has thrown 16 scoreless innings and won twice against the Yankees in the ALCS.The closest the Yankees came to scoring against Verlander in Game 6 was after Greg Bird drew a walk to lead off the seventh and Starlin Castro was hit by a pitch — though Girardi had to issue a replay challenge after home plate umpire Jim Reynolds initially just called the pitch a ball. The ball clearly hit off Castro’s arm.But Aaron Hicks struck out and Todd Frazier hit a deep drive to center field, where Springer made a leaping catch on the warning track and came down against the wall. Chase Headley, already with two more hits Friday to give him seven in nine at-bats after starting the postseason 0 for 18, then ended the inning with a groundout.In Game 2, Verlander had already thrown the last of his 124 pitches before Altuve’s dash from first base to score on Carlos Correa’s double in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 2-1 victory that had put the Astros up 2-0 in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Yankees haven’t lost when facing elimination this postseason. After beating Minnesota in the win-or-go-home AL wild-card game, New York lost the first two games in the best-of-five AL Division Series against Cleveland before winning three straight to advance.Judge’s third homer of this series — he hit two in New York — was a soaring shot off reliever Brad Peacock in the eighth projected to 425 feet by Statcast.But in his other three at-bats, Judge grounded into a double play and struck out twice. That’s 26 strikeouts this postseason for the rookie slugger, matching the record set by Alfonso Soriano while with the Yankees in 2003.Severino got into trouble against the bottom half of the Astros order in the fifth. After No. 6 batter Alex Bregman walked to lead off, Evan Gattis drew a one-out walk and No. 9 batter Brian McCann got his first hit in the ALCS with a ground-rule double that drove in the first run.George Springer, the Astros leadoff hitter still hitless in the ALCS, then drew a walk, and Jose Altuve ended an 0-for-12 slide with a two-run single that made it 3-0 and chased Severino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Leisure Pool to host Special Olympic Qualifier

first_imgSeven Fort St. John swimmers will hit the water in hopes of qualifying, racing in 20 events featuring a variety of swimming strokes.Athletes will qualify for provincials based on their results, and if they follow that up with successful competition in Langley, they will earn themselves a chance to compete at the national competition, being held in Vancouver in 2014.The Special Olympic Region 8 qualifier will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the North Peace Leisure Pool. Anyone interested in watching is invited to attend.- Advertisement –last_img

Preparing for act three

first_imgAzusa reached the final by defeating No. 7 San Diego Christian 101-90 as seniors Scott Zea and Demario Butler combined for 48 points in the road win. Two Cal State L.A. athletes were winners at Saturday’s UCLA Invitational to open the outdoor track and field season. Jamilah St. Cyr won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.41 and Irina Vorobeva won the 100 meters in 12.36. Maija Rohde finished second at 3,200 meters. , which finished last season 7-7 and opened the 2007 season with a loss, has won three consecutive games. The Poets (3-1) play again on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Ursinus College from Pennsylvania at Westview High School in San Diego. The Whittier College lacrosse team sean.moses@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2213 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the quarterfinals on Friday, the South No. 1-seeded Mounties play North No. 4 seed Foothill (27-8) at 3 p.m., and the South No. 2-seeded Lancers play North No. 3 seed Reedley (31-5) at 7 p.m. Pasadena beat the Tigers in the quarterfinals of the 2005 state championship, which it eventually lost in the final. Mt. SAC, which will be defending its 2006 state championship, beat Foothill 63-45 earlier this season at the Ventura Tournament of Champions. Azusa Pacific’s men’s basketball team plays in the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament final tonight against No. 5-ranked Concordia at 7:30 at Hope International University in Fullerton. The 15th-ranked Cougars (26-6) split the season series with the Eagles, with each team defending home court. APU won 94-85 on Dec. 2, then blew a 20-point lead and lost 111-105 in double-overtime on Feb. 3. For the third time in four seasons, the women’s basketball teams at Mt. San Antonio and Pasadena City colleges have reached the state championship tournament, which will be held at Selland Arena in Fresno this week. The first games in the eight-team tournament are Friday, with the semifinals to be played on Saturday and the final – which could feature a Mounties/Lancers matchup – on Sunday. center_img Throughout the season, Mt. SAC and PCC have jockeyed for state supremacy, with each team winning at home. The Lancers (33-1) won the first meeting on Jan. 12 and beat the then No.1-ranked and undefeated Mounties 70-63 to push their record to 23-0. Mt. SAC (34-1) returned the favor and beat then No.1-ranked and undefeated Pasadena 69-56 to end PCC’s school-record 28-game winning streak. last_img read more

West Ham 1-1 West Brom: Lambert’s deflected second-half strike cancels out Zarate’s opener

first_img1 West Ham 1-1 West Brom: Lambert’s deflected second-half strike cancels out Zarate’s opener West Brom’s dominant second-half performance meant they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at West Ham on Sunday afternoon.A poor first-half display by Tony Pulis’s men was soon forgotten as the Baggies were on top in the second period, where substitute Rickie Lambert saw his shot deflected fortuitously past goalkeeper Adrian, with the strike going down as a Winston Reid own goal.The Hammers should have taken a comfortable lead into the break after going ahead shortly after a quarter of an hour.Mauro Zarate’s well-crafted free-kick beat Boaz Myhill and Slaven Bilic’s side had further opportunities to add to their tally.Pulis introduced Lambert and the Baggies were a totally different side, taking just four minutes to get back onto level terms after changing formation.With different performances by both sides in each half, a draw was probably a fair result at Upton Park, as West Brom stay 13th and West Ham go up a place to seventh in the Premier League standings.The visitors were incredibly sloppy defensively in the opening 45 and Gareth McAuley gave away two free-kicks in dangerous areas after cheap fouls in quick succession.The first foul proved costly as the defender fouled Diafra Sakho around 20 yards from goal. From a central left position, Argentinean forward Zarate told team-mate Aaron Cresswell to allow him to take the set piece and how right he was.The former Lazio and Inter Milan player curled a delightful ball past the wall and into the top corner to beat Myhill. The Welsh goalkeeper could do little as the ball nestled into the top corner to give the hosts a 17th-minute lead.West Brom were all over the place and the half-time whistle could not come sooner.They were lucky not to be two down as Kouyate and Lanzini went close to doubling the Hammers’ tally.Cresswell’s superb floated cross from the left found Senegal international Kouyate, eight yards from goal, who glanced a header wide and he should have tested the goalkeeper.Lanzini’s chance came when the South American played a neat one-two with compatriot Zarate before sending an outswinging shot at goal from 12 yards, the Baggies goalkeeper Myhill making a good save again to keep his side in the contest.Pulis was clearly unhappy with his side and he made a change at the interval, introducing Lambert and changing to 4-4-2.Lambert’s influence was soon felt as he helped put West Brom back on level terms.From the edge of the box, the former Liverpool striker shot on the turn and the ball took a heavy deflection off the hand of Reid to beat Adrian.The visitors were buoyed by their goal and they were suddenly on top.Adrian made a stunning Peter Schmeichel-inspired starfish-style save to deny Rondon from point-blank range and all of a sudden the Baggies were finding spaces in behind the Hammers’ defence.Jonas Olsson made a good last-ditch block to send Sakho’s shot into the side-netting, while further heroic defending saw substitute Andy Carroll denied by multiple Baggies bodies in the box in the closing stages.last_img read more

Arrest made in stabbing of North Hollywood woman

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – A home invasion robbery in which a woman was stabbed on Sunday started when the car of a drunken gang member from El Sereno became disabled from either breaking down or running out of gas in front of the woman’s apartment complex, police said this morning. Christopher Cruz, 19, of East Los Angeles, is accused of stabbing and injuring an unidentified 33-year-old woman during a home invasion robbery in the 11500 block of Magnolia Boulevard, near Colfax Avenue, about 6 a.m. Sunday, police said. Los Angeles Police Detective Tom Townsend said that Cruz is a member of an El Sereno gang who was drunk and driving around the Valley when his vehicle either broke down or ran out of gas. The suspect allegedly began trying doors in the apartment building and found the high school teacher’s door unlocked. Police said neighbors heard the commotion and confronted the man before he took off. One neighbor followed him, but he got away, police said. “It was circumstances,” he said. “There was no rhyme or reason to it.” The woman was hospitalized in stable condition with multiple stab wounds, police said. Missing from the woman’s apartment were a laptop and other undisclosed items. The Special Investgation Section tracked the suspect down to a store parking lot in East Los Angeles yesterday afternoon, Townsend said. Cruz was being held on a charge of attempted murder at the Valley Jail in Van Nuys. Bail was set at $550,000. Townsend said police had his car towed from in front of the North Hollywood apartment. —————————————- For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre last_img read more

Viola virtuosa, 12, to back Clarkson at Grammys

first_imgSOUTH PASADENA – An area middle school student will have an opportunity Wednesday that many young girls only dream of: playing backup at the Grammys for American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson. Ariana Solotoff, 12, will be one of a string quartet that will accompany the Grammy nominee’s performance on the 48th annual televised music awards ceremony. The quartet will play “Because of You” from the album “Breakaway,” which has sold more than 5 million copies and was the third-best selling album of 2005. Ariana, the concert master of the South Pasadena Middle School orchestra, got the gig through connections – her viola teacher and a musician she plays with in the Colburn String Orchestra in Los Angeles. She will spend today and Sunday in rehearsals. Ariana, a seventh-grader, plays the violin, viola, clarinet, piano and guitar. When her family moved to South Pasadena in 2001, there was no orchestra program in the district’s elementary schools. So her mother, Susan Pascale, founded one. The South Pasadena Strings Program now serves more than 200 children with lessons for violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, piano and voice. “She’s a top player, way beyond what I was at her age,” said Pascale, who played professionally both in Mexico and New York. Ariana is not nervous about the performance, she said, because she’s performed on TV before, including “The Larry Elder Show.” Green Day is her favorite band, but Kelly Clarkson is “pretty good.” “I’m going to see her tomorrow,” Ariana said. “It’s exciting.” Pascale said her daughter began her musical career playing the guitar because she wanted to play rock `n’ roll. As such, she at first had little interest in the viola. “With this, I was like, `See, you can be cool and play viola and be in a rock `n’ roll band,’ ” Pascale said. gretchen.hoffman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4494 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Man jailed for almost 3 years for taking taxi-driver hostage at knifepoint

first_imgA man who held a taxi-driver at knifepoint after robbing a shop has been jailed for almost 3 years.Rian Harkin held a knife to the throat of cabbie Stephen Gallagher and ordered him to drive across Donegal during a trip of terror. The brave taxi-driver only managed to escape after slamming on the brakes and jumping out of the car as it was still going.He was left with cuts and bruises and knocked unconscious but miraculously survived his ordeal.His attacker appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court today (Fri) where he was sentenced to two years and eight months in total for the false imprisonment of the cabbie.Harkin, 26, took a taxi to a shop in a car being driven by Stephen Gallagher in Derry on April 14th last.He stopped off at a shop, robbed it and then casually got back into the taxi.Customers ran out of the shop looking for the thief and tax-driver Gallagher realised his fare was actually the robber.Harkin threatened the driver and ordered him to cross the border into Muff.When the driver of the taxi was not responding to radio calls, his company alerted other drivers to be on the lookout for him.Another driver spotted Mr Gallagher in Muff but when he tried to go to his colleague’s aid, Harkin put the knife to Mr Gallagher’s throat and ordered him to drive northwards to Quigley’s Point.Harkin became more agitated on the journey because of radio calls and at one stage threw money in the front seat of the car and tried to climb into the front seat.Mr Gallagher saw his opportunity and slammed on the brakes sending the accused hi-jacker tumbling forward.The driver then pulled the keys from the car and rolled out of the vehicle and sustained cuts and abrasions.Harkin fled but was arrested a short time later in Drung, Quigley’s Point by Garda Stephen Carroll.He was taken to Buncrana Garda station but while in a consultation room, he smashed a window and fled again.He was spotted outside a house in Buncrana and then fled into the home of a young Polish couple who were left terrified.However, he was arrested a short time later.The court was told that Harkin has 60 previous convictions for both sides of the border but none for violence.They include charges of theft, burglary, road traffic, drugs and criminal damage.His barrister Mr Peter Nolan said his client was very sorry for what he had done but was of limited education.He described the incident as a “hairbrained idea” and admitted his client was “no saint.”Harkin claimed he robbed the shop to help a friend who was in debt.The accused added “I would never have hurt him. I’m sorry for scaring him. I’m not a violent person.”Judge John Aylmer also disqualified Harkin from driving for 4 years and backdated his jail sentence to April when he entered custody.Man jailed for almost 3 years for taking taxi-driver hostage at knifepoint was last modified: December 24th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LOTTO LUCK STRIKES DONEGAL AGAIN AS SOMEONE SCOOPS €7,120,595

first_imgLOTTO luck has struck Donegal yet again – someone – or perhaps another syndicate – has just won a sensational €7,120,595.Those winning numbers are 3, 5, 8, 15, 16 and 23.So get checking those numbers now – because it could be you. A National Lottery spokeswoman confirmed: “Tonight’s rollover lottery of well over seven million euro was won tonight.“The ticket was bought in the North West.”It’s just the latest millionaire win here in the county.Sales of tickets in Donegal had rocketed today as the big money rolled over yet again. So get checking folks – one of you is now a multi-millionaire. LOTTO LUCK STRIKES DONEGAL AGAIN AS SOMEONE SCOOPS €7,120,595 was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:lotterymillionswinnerlast_img read more

Spending his capital

first_img As Villaraigosa noted, the education establishment has opposed breaking up the district, it’s opposed charter schools, it’s opposed vouchers, it’s opposed small learning centers. It opposes everything, while supporting nothing – except the status quo. Villaraigosa insists that won’t do. He’s prepared to wage “the most expensive campaign” in city history to change the way our schools work – for the benefit of our kids, our families and our future. And if he does that, he’ll be more than just a celebrity in Los Angeles. He’ll be a hero.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Villaraigosa is no enemy of the education establishment. He has worked for the teachers union, and as state Assembly speaker, he pushed for more school funding. But that doesn’t mean he can’t be critical about what’s going on in the LAUSD. “I will not accept the status quo, and neither should you,” Villaraigosa said. It’s inexcusable, he argued, that half of all LAUSD students drop out without graduating, or that so many of those who do graduate lack basic academic skills. His solution, he says, is “not about mayoral control, it’s about public accountability.” He doesn’t want to run the district per se, but he does want to appoint school board members. That way, the mayor will be directly accountable to the people for the state of our schools. This is not a message that will go over well with Los Angeles school board members, education unions or LAUSD administrators. Tellingly, board member Julie Korenstein was so bent out of shape by Villaraigosa’s remarks that she stormed out of the room before he finished speaking. But that’s OK. The people are on Villaraigosa’s side, and if he moves forward with his ambitious plans, that’s where they’ll stay. L.A. voters are fed up with a bloated education bureaucracy that resists all change. In a town full of celebrities, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seems to outshine them all. Wherever he goes, throngs of cameras and well-wishers follow. He has the people’s trust and support, and he has the city’s power-brokers all lined up on his side. He has more political capital than a politician could ever ask for. The question is, what will he do with all that political capital? In an address to San Fernando Valley business leaders last week, he made it clear: He plans to restore accountability, credibility and hope to the Los Angeles Unified School District. He couldn’t have picked a nobler or more important goal. last_img read more

FORD FOCUS TOPS USED CAR LIST IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe Ford Focus tops the list as most searched for used car model among Donegal car buyers, followed by the Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Avensis and Audi A4 according to findings of the fourth Carzone.ie motoring report.The Ford FocusThe report is a bi-annual index which tracks trends in both the new and used car markets in Ireland.Data has been compiled using the 100 million searches carried out on Carzone.ie during the first six months of the year, vehicle transactions listed on Cartell.ie and an in-depth survey of over 2,500 motorists nationwide. The results reveal that Toyota is the most searched for car marque in Donegal, ahead of Volkswagen and Ford. In line with national trends, the majority of Donegal car buyers opted for black as their colour preference when searching for a used car.In total, 541,237 used cars changed hands in Ireland during the first six months of 2014, an increase of 19% on the same period in 2013, according to findings of the fourth Carzone.ie Motoring Report.In line with previous reports and despite diesel prices stabilising, the top two financial concerns for motorists are still fuel costs and the price of road tax. Over 81% of Irish motorists continue to opt for diesel models, indicating a desire for better fuel economy. Although some 77% of those surveyed commute less than 100 kilometres per working day with over 50% travelling less than 25 kilometres, the desire for hybrid vehicles is not yet prevalent with less than 1% declaring they would consider purchasing a hybrid or electric power model for their next car.Interestingly, the report shows a significant increase in Irish motorists opting for luxury used German car brands. Figures for the first six months of 2014 show a 27% increase in sales of Audi, followed by a 25% spike in BMW sales while Mercedes-Benz sales have grown by almost 24%. Of some concern, the report highlights that while the majority of motorists claim to understand new legislation regarding mobile phone usage, a worrying 91.5 per cent have witnessed another driver making a call or sending a text from a hand-held phone while driving.Commenting on the findings of the report, Warren Cray, general manager at Carzone.ie, said without doubt, these results point to a level of optimism in the market as used car transactions continue to rise.“More than 100 million searches were carried out on Carzone.ie so far this year alone and we expect this figure to continue rising for the remainder of 2014. Indeed, over half of respondents to our survey plan to buy a car in the next six months while almost a quarter have already purchased a car this year so this would indicate the market is very much on the rise.”KEY FINDINGS OF REPORT· Ford Focus is the most searched for car model in Donegal followed by the Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Avensis and Audi A4 · Toyota is the most searched for car marque amongst Donegal car buyers· Black is the most searched for car colour in Donegal· 541,237 used cars changed hands nationwide in the first six months of 2014· Top two financial concerns for motorists are fuel costs and road tax · Over 81% of searches on Carzone.ie for diesel models· More and more consumers are purchasing German luxury cars brands· 91.5% of Irish motorists have witnessed another driver texting while driving· Carzone.ie welcomes cautious optimism in used car marketFORD FOCUS TOPS USED CAR LIST IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carsdonegalFord Focuslast_img read more