Colon, 40, Takes Mets Past Padres

first_imgNEW YORK — It was a great night for the graybeards at Citi Field.Bobby Abreu went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Bartolo Colon pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning as the New York Mets turned to a pair of 40-somethings to beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on June 13.“Representing the 40s. When we go to the field, we throw everything that we’ve got,” Abreu said. “Been playing this game for a long time, so pretty much we know what we have to do.”Abreu scored twice in the rain-delayed opener of a three-game series between fourth-place teams struggling to score. Colon (6-5) set down 18 straight batters and improved to 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his last five starts, sending the Mets to only their second victory in 10 games.“We needed to have him get deep in the game. It was important for us because we were so short in the ‘pen,” Manager Terry Collins said.Rene Rivera hit a two-run homer but Andrew Cashner (2-6) failed to hold a rare lead for the Padres, who have dropped five straight and nine of 11.The hard-throwing Cashner, who entered with a 2.13 ERA, has lost five straight decisions. He gave up four runs and eight hits over six innings in his second start since spending more than three weeks on the disabled list with a sore right elbow.Fans were advised to take cover on the concourse during the rain delay because of dangerous weather.Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings was shown on the big video screen in center field for most of a delay at the start that lasted 1 hour, 56 minutes. And even after the ballgame began, some in the sparse crowd announced at 28,085 seemed to be paying much more attention to hockey.With the Rangers trying to stave off elimination again, an audible groan went up in the seventh inning — just as New York defenseman Ryan McDonagh hit the post with a shot in overtime.After the final out, some fans lingered near TVs inside the ballpark to keep watching. In the end, the Rangers lost in double overtime.The 41-year-old Colon had uncharacteristic trouble with his command at the start. He walked his first batter and gave up Yonder Alonso’s leadoff single in the second before Rivera connected for his fourth home run.“I got a little mad. I was meaning to throw that pitch outside and I just went in a little too much so that really got me fired up,” Colon said through a translator. “I think it was just a matter of getting through the first two innings. After that I got really comfortable, found my zone and kept going from there.”The home run gave Cashner an uncommon 2-0 lead — the Padres had scored only once in his previous 33 innings.Colon, however, quickly regrouped and retired his next 18 batters until Alexi Amarista opened the eighth with a double.“I’ve known Bart for a long time and at times, you’ll see him get stronger as the game goes on. I think you saw that tonight,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “He held his velocity throughout the game, even into the eighth inning.”After throwing a called third strike past pinch-hitter Tommy Medica with his 118th pitch, Colon was lifted. He walked off the mound to a warm hand and softly clapped his hands. Vic Black retired cleanup man Carlos Quentin with the bases loaded to end the inning.Batting fourth in place of Curtis Granderson (calf), the 40-year-old Abreu hit a leadoff double in the second and scored on Taylor Teagarden’s two-out single.“Anytime they need me there, I’m always going to be ready to play the game,” Abreu said.He singled in the fourth and Lucas Duda tied it 2-all on a two-out double just beyond the reach of diving center fielder Will Venable. Matt den Dekker blooped a ground-rule double that put New York ahead. “Couldn’t stop the two-out hits,” Cashner said.Abreu added RBI singles in the fifth and seventh. Slumping star David Wright had a long sacrifice fly in the seventh.It was the first four-hit game for Abreu, who did not play in the majors last season, since May 30, 2011, with the Angels at Kansas City. “I made two good pitches to him,” Cashner said. “He’s a good hitter, a professional hitter. Couldn’t get him out.”(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

INNOVATION MARKET TO SHOWCASE LOCAL BUSINESS START-UPS

first_imgIdeas for a variety of new small business ventures are being showcased in Sioux City the next several days as part of the annual Entrepalooza event.Highlighting the week is the 8th annual Innovation Market, a venue for entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas for starting a new business.Those ideas will be displayed at the downtown Public Museum on Thursday for the public to vote on.Adrian Kolbo of Sioux City Go says cash prizes will be awarded to the top three business ideas:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/INNO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………$1000. :16This year’s Innovation Market will also serve as host for the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce’s February Rush Hour Connect, to provide greater networking opportunities for event attendees.A separate high school competition takes place at 3pm Thursday.The Innovation Market and Chamber Rush Hour begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Public Museum at 4th and Nebraska.last_img read more

Criscito wants to retire in Genoa

first_imgThe captain is wearing his armband after seven years in the Russian Premier league where he defended the colors of Zenit Saint PetersburgItalian left-back Domenico Criscito loves Genoa so much, he has played in the team in many occasions.The player debuted in the Italian Lega Serie A team in 2003, then he went onto play five years with Juventus.He was loaned twice to his old club in 2006 and 2007 until Genoa decided to buy him from the Bianconeri in 2009.But he then spent seven years in the Russian Premier League with Zenit Saint Petersburg, until he returned over the summer to Genoa.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“You should call me Capitan Presente, as I returned and will end my career at Genoa” the player was quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.“I had a special relationship with the fans in Russia, seven years went by very quickly and I was fine there. it’s been a privilege for me to be part of that group”.“I haven’t had any doubt when the president called me, what I feel for the Genoa jersey is really special,” he added.“This team only need a bit of luck to emerge, we have a few less points but if we think about the games we’ve played, our journey has been good so far and the results will come.”last_img read more

House Passes Amendment Restoring Impact Aid Funds to Illinois School District

first_imgThe House on Tuesday approved an amendment to the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill that would provide additional impact aid funds to a school district serving military families based at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., that is slated to loss eligibility for about half of its current funding under the federal program intended to help school districts with large concentrations of military students.The Mascoutah School District, which receives about $8 million annually through the program, was recently informed by the Department of Education that it was losing eligibility for heavily impacted aid, which meant a projected loss of about $4 million annually, reported the Belleville News-Democrat.Illinois Rep. Mike Bost (R) sponsored the amendment, which would provide enhanced payment for students that live in privatized military housing within the school district boundaries. The additional funding wasn’t slated to start until next year, but if it is enacted into law, it will begin this year, according to the story.“When I learned that Mascoutah would no longer be eligible for this critical federal funding, I committed to securing a short-term fix until we can find a long-term solution. In addition, I am going to seek answers regarding why the school district wasn’t informed earlier so it could make adjustments to protect this funding,” Bost said in a written statement.On Wednesday, the House passed the underlying measure, which will have to be reconciled with the Senate version. Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R) is preparing a companion amendment. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for September 14 Driver Issued Summons Large Truck On Butters

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, September 14, 2018:Manager at Red Heat Tavern reported he saw a vehicle in the back lot, parked there for possibly several hours. He felt it was odd and wanted an officer to check it out. Police responded. Two parties were looking for a lost ring. Checked OK. Ring was eventually found. (1:22am)Guerby A. Centatus (30, Haverhill) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License and Speeding. (1:49am)Benevento truck took down wire on Shawsheen Avenue. Homeowner and Benevento worked to resolved issue. Verizon notified. (7:18am)Police noted a train at North Wilmington station was blocking Route 62. (9:34am)Police assisted with backing a truck up from Butters Row back onto Main Street. Driver was attempting to drive over bridge. (1:05pm)CVS employee reported a Giant Sedona mountain bike has been abandoned in their entrance way for several days. Police advised CVS they can remove it or store it. (3:04pm)Resident accidentally left gas stove on while they were out. Fire Department responded and handled. (8:03pm)Cochrane Road resident reported a group of juvenile males in the area banging on doors and running way. Police were unable to locate. (10:41pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Myanmar top Buddhist body bans hardline group

first_imgPolice have arrested five people this month after a fight broke out in a Muslim neighbourhood of Yangon when dozens of hardliners raided a house believed to be hiding Rohingyas.hardline Myanmar has been gripped by deepening religious tensions that have repeatedly spilled into violence, partially attributed to anti-Muslim rhetoric spread by nationalist groups like Ma Ba Tha.The Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, Myanmar’s highest Buddhist authority, sent a letter to government ministries on Tuesday ordering the group to cease all activities by mid-July or face prosecution.“People, either as individuals or as a group, cannot take any actions under the name of Ma Ba Tha,” said the letter, which was seen by AFP and carried the signature of several monks including senior figures from Ma Ba Tha.“Ma Ba Tha signboards across the country are to be taken down completely by July 15 at the latest,” the Sangha committee added, warning any infractions would be punished under both Buddhist and civil law.But Ottama, a Ma Ba Tha monk in Yangon, said the group still planned to hold its annual meeting this weekend despite the ban.“The most certain thing is that we will hold the Ma Ba Tha conference on the 27 and 28 of this month,” he told AFP.A statement from the group said the official conference would be cancelled, but there would now be a meeting to discuss the Sangha committee’s decision instead.The Sangha’s sanction comes just weeks after the same committee, which represents the upper echelons of the clergy, banned the country’s most notorious monk Wirathu from preaching for a year.Once dubbed “the face of Buddhist terror,” the Mandalay-based monk has led calls for restrictions on the country’s Muslim minority and frequently spews vitriol online warning of an Islamic takeover.Wirathu has since made several public appearances with his mouth taped shut to symbolise how he has been silenced by the authorities, and this month made a provocative visit to the north of Rakhine State.Religious tensions have soared since a group of Rohingya Muslims attacked police posts on the border with Bangladesh last October, sparking a bloody military crackdown that has drawn widespread international condemnation.Since then nationalists in Yangon have held protests, stopped Islamic religious ceremonies and most recently forced two schools to shut their doors over accusations they were illegally doubling as mosques. Myanmar’s top Buddhist body has banned hardline group Ma Ba Tha, according to a document sent out on Tuesday, a move aimed at curbing the movement’s influence amid rising Islamophobia.last_img read more

Taj Mahal tourists injured by marauding monkeys

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 16 December, 2016, macaques monkeys playing next to a tourist in the grounds of a temple in Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Photo: AFPIndian officials on Tuesday urged tourists to steer clear of monkeys after two French visitors were attacked by apes while taking selfies at the Taj Mahal.The tourists were left with bloody scratches and bite marks after being chased and set upon by the monkeys as they took photos at India’s most famous attraction.Footage captured on a mobile phone showed scores of monkeys chasing tourists from the legendary monument to love in the city of Agra early Tuesday.Tourist police officer R. V. Panday told AFP the international visitors were given first aid after being attacked.”They were taking selfies in front of the Taj when a group of monkeys attacked them,” Panday said.In this file photo taken on 7 May, 2018, a monkey shouts as it sits in a pond during a hot summer day in Allahabad. Photo: AFPHordes of monkeys roam the vast Taj complex and authorities have struggled to stop them harassing visitors.Panday advised tourists to avoid the monkeys and refrain from feeding them, adding the cheeky primates were known to snatch food and other items from unsuspecting visitors.Last year a tourist was injured after she tried to retrieve her purse from a monkey at the Taj.India has an estimated monkey population of 50 million and roughly 10,000 are believed to roam Agra.They are fed by Hindus who revere the monkey god Hanuman but their numbers are difficult to contain.Nationwide figures are not available but nearly 1,900 people were bitten by monkeys in the capital New Delhi in 2016, government figures show.last_img read more