Stanford’s victims get their day in court today

first_img 50 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Stanford’s victims get their day in court today by: – June 14, 2012 Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Stanford’s victims get their day in court today.HOUSTON, Texas, United States, Thursday June 14, 2012 – When convicted criminal financier Robert Allen Stanford attends court today to hear the outcome of his sentencing it will likely be in front of scores of his former clients who saw their savings drained thanks to his ponzi scheme.This is thanks to the United States Justice for All Act of 2004, which states that crime victims have a right to be “reasonably heard” at any public proceeding in the district court involving sentencing.Anyone who suffered losses as a result of the crimes committed by Stanford were informed that they had a right to submit a Victim Impact Statement or letter in aid of sentencing to explain how the crimes affected them, including physical, emotional and/or financial losses.However, in this case, given the thousands of alleged victims across the world, according to a statement by the US Department of Justice, the court decided that it would be impractical to accord all of the victims the right to be heard at sentencing, therefore victims were encouraged to send a written statement to the presiding judge, United States District Judge David Hittner, by June 1.According to the Coalición Víctimas de Stanford América Latina (COVISAL), there are at least 23,597 non-US victims on record, who represent more than 84% of Stanford’s victims.  Estimates by the Stanford International Victims Group are that there were as many as 30,000 clients of the Antigua-based financial services company in the latter heights of the two decades old business.Still, the request for written statements does not rule out intervention by those victims who wish to attend the sentencing hearing in person.Those who wished to deliver their Victim Impact Statement in person were asked to contact Ellen Alexander with the United States Clerk’s Office, also by June 1.Again, due to the number of victims in this case, the court said it could not guarantee that every victim who wished to speak would get an opportunity to do so and, depending on the number of victims who wished to speak, those who were allowed to attend might find their speaking time limited.Despite a gag order being in place for all victims and witnesses associated with the trial, the court has stated that the verbal statements made today by the victims would be made in open court and would become a matter of public record.Sentencing has been set for this morning (June 14) before Judge Hittner. Stanford faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years for the count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, each count of wire and mail fraud, and the count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and five years for the count of conspiracy to obstruct an US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation and the count of obstruction of an SEC investigation.This sentencing hearing comes as a result of Standford’s March 6, 2012, conviction. At that time, Stanford, the former Board of Directors Chairman of Stanford International Bank (SIB), was found guilty of orchestrating a 20-year investment fraud scheme in which he misappropriated $7 billion to finance his personal businesses and lifestyle.Following a six-week trial, the jury found Stanford guilty on 13 of 14 counts in the indictment. Stanford was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, four counts of wire fraud, five counts of mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to obstruct a U.S. SEC investigation, one count of obstruction of an SEC investigation and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Stanford was acquitted on one count of wire fraud.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Bluebirds cancel sunshine break

first_img As well as Spurs, 19th-placed Cardiff face the daunting challenges of Liverpool and Everton, as well as a basement scrap with Fulham, in their next four games. The former Manchester United forward believes “loads of improvement” is needed to get any points from that quartet, “especially inside the two boxes, because you need to score goals to win games in football and not concede soft, easy goals”. He added: “We have to say, first half, they had two attacks (and) scored two goals.” Despite the bitter disappointment of losing so heavily to another bottom-half club – a defeat that leaves the Bluebirds three points and at least nine goals from safety – Solskjaer is confident they can get the five wins in 11 he believes should be enough to survive in the Premier League. “I still think so,” added the former Molde boss. “We need five wins. We need to find that fifth win that we were hoping was going to be today. “That means we have to get a win from maybe an away game we didn’t expect to. How often have we seen that in the Premier League, that there’s a surprise result? “All you can say is these lads, knowing the character of them; they will roll their sleeves up and work as hard as they can to get the points we need. The Norwegian had been planning to take the relegation-threatened Bluebirds out to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday to sharpen up ahead of their trip to fifth-placed Tottenham at White Hart Lane in a week’s time. But after watching his charges thrashed by the Tigers, suffering their biggest home defeat since losing 4-0 to Cambridge United in April 2000, Solskjaer confirmed he had changed his mind in favour of some intensive preparation in wintry Wales. “They’re never, ever going to lay down and give up. They have been knocked down, but luckily they’ve not landed face down. They’ve landed on their back and that way they can look up. “That’s the only way that we’re going to get out of this – work hard, work together, stick together and do the right things at the right time. At times, players wanted to do a little bit too much and that’s good. “You want that enthusiasm to want to make a difference and want to make an impression, but do your job. The enthusiasm was there, the effort was there, but the decision-making wasn’t the best.” Cardiff had plenty of chances against the Tigers, but for the third Premier League game in a row, they drew a blank. The visitors were happy to soak up the pressure and repeatedly hit them on the break. A brace from recent signing Nikica Jelavic and goals from Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore – on loan from Spurs – gave Steve Bruce’s men their biggest away win in the top flight. Bruce, who like Solskjaer was a hero at Old Trafford during his playing career, wished his counterpart all the best. He said: “I’m delighted that somebody like Ole, for a start, has gone into management and if we’re not careful – I keep saying this, week in week out – we’re going to discourage people like Ole Gunnar. “He’s had a wonderful playing career and wants to stay in the game. He’s an enthusiast of the game. You’ve got to give him time and let him manage. “That goes for everybody. When you see the ridiculous turnover of managers that we have repeatedly in this country, it’s ridiculous, and if we’re not careful we’re going to turn people away.” Press Association Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cancelled his players’ warm-weather training trip to Abu Dhabi following the 4-0 defeat at home to Hull on Saturday.last_img read more

Hamilton Shows Class in Brazilian Grand Prix

first_imgRosberg takes a 12-point lead to the Yas Marina circuit and to clinch his first world title needs to finish only third there even if Hamilton wins.Statistically, there is not much to choose between the two Mercedes drivers this season – they have nine wins each; Hamilton has 11 poles and Rosberg eight.But on days like Sunday in Brazil, there is no doubt who is the great driver and who the very good one.Hamilton was in a league of his own in conditions of extreme difficulty, untouchable even by an inspired Max Verstappen. The world champion was the only driver the television cameras did not catch making a mistake of one sort or another, all while driving at a speed beyond the reach of his rivals.Rosberg drove a very solid race, and survived one scary moment when he very nearly stuck the car in the wall accelerating through the kinks early in the pit straight.Had he not held that, the race would have seen the big turnaround in points that Hamilton needed to get properly back into the title race. As it is, he will almost certainly need a mechanical problem on Rosberg’s car in Abu Dhabi to win a fourth world title.When Hamilton gets over the immediate euphoria of finally winning the Brazilian Grand Prix, where his childhood hero Ayrton Senna was held as some sort of demigod by the local populace, he may curse the fact that the crazy race he needed finally arrived but Rosberg managed to negotiate his way through it.But for now, Hamilton will doubtless be revelling in his superiority. Adding up the gaps he built over Rosberg in this staccato race that veered between tedium and extreme drama, it comes to 36 seconds in total. Or half a second a lap on average. His real advantage was possibly even bigger than that, at least if we are to judge by the 18.5-second lead he established in the 15 racing laps before the final safety car period.“It’s never easy but I didn’t have any mistakes for sure,” Hamilton said. “When you make mistakes it really hurts and I was more focused than ever and there was never going to be a moment I made a mistake.“To win this, it has been a grand prix I have always wanted to win since I watched Ayrton win here in 1991. It has taken me a long time to get here and it is a historic day for me. To stand on the podium in Brazil where Ayrton was so loved was really special.”On days like this, it is in some ways hard to believe that Rosberg, not Hamilton, is likely to be world champion this year.This is, in large part, down to the off-set in the reliability records between the two. While Hamilton has had three engine failures affect his points total, including the one while he was leading in Malaysia which will probably turn out to be fatal to his title hopes, Rosberg’s season has been virtually trouble-free.The German’s only technical problems have been a gearbox glitch in Silverstone that ended up dropping him from second to third and a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change in Austria, which ended up hurting him not at all the way the strategy played out.Rosberg’s only non-finish was as a result of the crash he and Hamilton had together on the first lap in Spain, which took them both out.Hamilton pointed this out after the race for the umpteenth time this year. He also pointed out on Saturday that his 11-8 pole advantage over Rosberg comes even though he has not actually competed in three qualifying sessions because of those engine problems.“I feel like I have been my strongest this year,” Hamilton told BBC Sport after the race. “There were a couple of things that really got in the way.“Nico has finished every race this year apart from Barcelona, has qualified every qualifying session and three I was not even able to take part in.“The fact we have had these problems and we have really pulled together, I am so proud of everyone. It is what racing is about and I am just enjoying the moment and living on top of the world right now.”And yet there are some things that Hamilton may rue when he looks back on and analyses 2016 after the end of the season.While reliability has definitely cost him the championship lead, it is also true to say that his position is partly of his own making.Two races stand out for the wrong reasons for Hamilton this year. He drove erratically in qualifying in Baku, where he was stunningly fast but eventually crashed after making a series of mistakes. And he had an uncharacteristically poor weekend in Singapore, where people close to him say he “just didn’t turn up”.With better performances on those two street tracks, he would be potentially going to Abu Dhabi with at the very least the knowledge that a win would make him champion, and perhaps even with a points lead.Just like reliability problems, though, these things tend to be part of the game in F1 and drivers have to live with them.If Hamilton was sublime in the lead, there was an equally stellar drive from Max VerstappenThe Dutchman was scintillating from the start, quickly grabbing third from Kimi Raikkonen when racing got under way and then pressuring Rosberg until passing him mid-race after a restart with a superb move around the outside of Turn Three.Having built a three-second lead in five laps, Verstappen then lost control accelerating through the kinks on the pit straight but somehow caught the car, kept it out of the wall and got going again without even losing second place.Verstappen said it was “50-50” between skill and luck. Perhaps, but it was a remarkable piece of car control all the same.He could do nothing about Hamilton in the lead but was on a separate level from anyone else and was on course for a comfortable second when Red Bull decided to switch him to intermediates in the second half of the race.It was worth a gamble – the track was drying, team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was setting fastest sector times on his intermediates and Red Bull felt it might even give Verstappen a chance to challenge Hamilton.It backfired a few laps later when the rain intensified and Verstappen had to come back in under the safety car for Felipe Massa’s crash to fit extreme wet tyres.It cost him second but was the start of a quite brilliant last 16 laps, during which Verstappen climbed from 14th to third and made everyone but Hamilton – including Ricciardo, who was making pretty strong progress himself – look ordinary.Team boss Christian Horner described his drive as “very special” and likened it to Ayrton Senna’s famous breakthrough drive in Monaco in 1984.There has been a fair bit of hyperbole about Verstappen since he made his F1 debut last year, but that was not part of it.It was already clear that Verstappen was a special talent. Sunday suggested that he may soon join Hamilton in rarefied air among the very select few in the pantheon of the greatest of all time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram “Not too bad, huh?” Lewis Hamilton said on the podium after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix last Sunday. You can say that again.The 52nd victory of the Mercedes driver’s career kept the title fight alive for a final-race showdown in Abu Dhabi in two weeks’ time. Rosberg will start that race as a strong favourite to become world champion. But a chaotic, crash-strewn race at a treacherously wet Interlagos emphasised the gulf between the two men.last_img read more

Syracuse bounces back from tough Sunday loss to dispatch UNC, 3-0

first_imgEarly in Friday’s second set, North Carolina tied it 4-4 as an apparent miscommunication between Syracuse’s Polina Shemanova and Ella Saada resulted in the ball falling to the ground between them. SU head coach Leonid Yelin put a hand to his face and turned away in disgust. Simple errors such as those played a role in Syracuse’s 3-2 defeat to Florida State last Sunday where the Orange had blown a 2-0 set lead.However, despite Syracuse’s struggles that allowed UNC  (5-13, 1-8 Atlantic Coast) to play them close in each set, the Orange (11-6, 7-2) were able to bounce back from Sunday’s loss and win in straight sets, 3-0, on Friday night in the Women’s Building. “After our loss last weekend we kind of realized that more energy, more effort is something that we can put into the team” senior Jalissa Trotter said. “…We realized they were hustling so we had to go above their hustle. We had to match it and then move forward. I think it’s really important that we push forward from here on out so we don’t feel that same loss again.”After Shemanova dominated in kills with 30 on Sunday, Syracuse found more variety in their offensive attack Friday. The Orange had five players record six or more kills, led by Shemanova with 16, Saada with eight and Trotter, Amber Witherspoon and Santita Ebangwese all with six.Witherspoon also collected six total blocks on the night, helping Syracuse out block North Carolina, 9-5. Syracuse also out hit UNC, .365 to .155. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite those statistical gaps, UNC was able to remain very competitive throughout. The Tar Heels came closest to winning a set in the first, down only 23-22 to SU. Despite the late push, Syracuse was able to finish strong, winning 25-23 on a Yuliia Yastrub kill down the line.“In any game, especially volleyball, it can go either way at any time,” Yelin said. “We were able to step up and it was a couple of crucial situations where we were digging and blocking and had good swings.”UNC remained close in the second set, too, until Syracuse rode a 6-1 run to make it 24-16. The Orange had little trouble winning the set from there, ultimately taking it 25-18. In the third set, however, SU couldn’t quite pull away and was up only 23-22 once again. But a Witherspoon kill followed by an attacking error by UNC resulted in the game’s end. It was a much more satisfying ending for the Orange than that of Sunday’s game.“I think the best mentality to have is just next game,” Witherspoon said. “We learn from our mistakes and then we focus on the next game. We do have a bigger goal after the season is over. As long as we learn from those types of games, we watch film, we practice like we want to win the next game, we’re going to be okay with our goal. I think it’s all just learning.”Part of the reason Yelin said his team was able to bounce back so well was because the players may not have been as intimidated by UNC’s record. The hardest part of the preparation for this weekend was recovering mentally from the Florida State loss, Yelin said.Yelin knew it was one the Orange wouldn’t be able to get back. But he also knew his team couldn’t let that loss keep them down.“I always think if you play hard, something sooner or later good things will happen,” Yelin said. “That’s all we’re asking them. I said no guarantees. We’re gonna play so hard, I can’t guarantee we win. But in the long run, I can guarantee it’s gonna be a good season.”The win marked Yelin’s 100th as head coach at Syracuse.“Today?” Yelin asked upon being told by a reporter. He said if he was told 30 years ago he would be jumping up and down. But now, he has other goals in mind.“I would trade all my wins for just one season to take this school in the (postseason),” Yelin said. Comments Published on October 19, 2018 at 10:32 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp narrowly beaten in opening All-Ireland tie

first_imgGalway defeated Brian Boyle’s side in a keenly fought Group 2 encounter in Athenry.The Tribeswomen led 1-7 to 1-6 at the break – Tipp’s goal was scored by Orla O’Dwyer.It was nip and nuck in the second period too with a point from Jenny Grace leaving just one between the side in the closing minutes of the match. However, the home side rallied and points from Aoife Donoghue and Niamh McGrath saw them home.Tipperary’s next match is against Derry.last_img

Mahomes signs record breaking $503 million,10 year extension with Chiefs

first_imgThe Kansas City Chiefs have handed 24-year-old Super Bowl-winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes a contract extension reportedly worth between $US477 million and $US503 million.Those numbers over 10 years are believed to be the biggest contract in the history of professional sport.Mahomes still has two seasons left on his current contract — worth $2.8 million for the 2020 season slated to start in September, and $24.8 million for 2021 — which he signed as a rookie.ESPN reported the new contract was worth at least $US450 million, but with the remaining money on his current deal, plus bonuses tied into the new one, the number could climb over $US500 million ($716 million).That prompted Mahomes’s agency to label its client the “first half billion dollar player in sports history”.The contract extension starts in 2022 when the NFL salary cap is projected to be $227.5 million, but that number could be lower depending on revenue losses due to the coronavirus pandemic and the possibility any games played this season will not have fans.Mahomes will take up a big chunk of Kansas City’s salary cap, about 20 per cent, which could make it difficult for the Chiefs to sign other stars, but general manager Brett Veach said the contract allowed them to ensure Mahomes is not forced to be a one-man team.“We’re going to continue to do everything we can to surround him with talent, and this deal provides us more flexibility to do that,” Veach said.“He’s obviously an integral part to our success and we’re thrilled he’s going to be the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs for a long time.”The danger with long contracts in a contact sport is that one bad knock can turn a no-brainer deal into a disastrous albatross.Mahomes dealt with numerous injuries this past season, including a dislocated kneecap on a seemingly innocuous quarterback sneak that left him sidelined for a couple of games.But he came back to lead the Chiefs on a long winning streak that culminated with a series of come-from-behind wins in the playoffs, including their second-half rally in the Super Bowl.ESPN reported the new deal has a $US140 million guarantee in the event of a serious injury and a no-trade clause.None of this takes into account Mahomes’s numerous endorsements, including lucrative deals with Adidas and Oakley. Source: abc.netlast_img read more

Four ministerial committees charged to turn Ghana sports around

first_imgMinister for Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah has charged thirty individuals who will be serving on various working committees to ensure they change the phase of Ghana sports for the better. As Ghana steps up preparations to host 2023 All Africa Games and the 2019 International Tennis Federation and the Africa Table Tennis Federation Junior Circuit and Cadet Open Competitions in April, the minister deemed it necessary, in collaboration with all stakeholders to put together and inaugurate four working committees that will ensure the country’s successful organization and participation.The Ghana 2023 Project Team which is chaired by deputy sector minister Perry Okudzeto is to ensure that Ghana successfully hosts and organizes the thirteenth edition of the All Africa Games while ensuring the nation’s athletes win laurels during the two-week event. According to the minister, “the Project Team will partner all African Sports Governing bodies and other stakeholders to organize and host fora on global and continental sports issues plaguing the youth of Africa under the newly instituted annual African Sport Governance Conference with the maiden edition scheduled for September this year in Accra on Sport Integrity.”Sports in general in Ghana is on a decline as athletes hardly win laurels during continental and international competitions. Several reasons have been attributed to this worrying trend and one reason one can immediately talk about is the lack of a modern policy that resonates with international best practices. A policy that can transform the sports narrative of Ghana during major competitions in the coming years. A team of nine individuals has been put in place to ensure that the existing policy will be reviewed and transformed into a more acceptable document that will inure to the benefit of Ghana sports. This is the National Sports Policy Review Committee also to be headed by Perry Okudzeto. Isaac Asiamah stipulated the terms of reference of this team saying “it will include but not limited to reviewing all existing sports policies in Ghana, organizing a forum for all relevant stakeholders to discuss and collate ideas and inputs and finally, produce a policy document in line with international best practices that will give direction to the development, organization and promotion of sports and recreation in Ghana.”The third committee which happens to be the International Games and Competitions Committee is an amalgamation of representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Sports Authority and the Ghana Olympic Committee. This team “will be responsible for the overall planning for Ghana’s preparation in all international games and competitions,” the minister said. Also as part of their terms of reference, the committee “will also consider and advise the Ministry on all requests by federations desiring to locally host and organize international competitions, including bilateral games.” Director-General of the National Sports Authority, Professor Peter Twumasi heads the International Games and Competitions Committee.Ghana will host the 2019 International Tennis Federation and the Africa Table Tennis Federation Junior Circuit and Cadet Open Competitions in April this year. A local organizing committee has thus been put in place to ensure a successful hosting and participation of the tournament. One of the terms of reference for the LOC is to “include in their final report a proposal to use the National Junior players to revive the game of table tennis in their respective schools.” The formation and inauguration of these four committees ultimately is to help in the vision of the Sports Ministry and by extension, government, of completing a paradigm shift in the organization and development of sports in Ghana.FULL LIST OF COMMITTEES AND MEMBERS GHANA 2023 PROJECT TEAMMEMBERS1. Hon. Perry Curtis Okudzeto, Deputy Minister, Youth & Sports –  CHAIRMAN2. Hon, Barbara Asher Ayisi, MP & Deputy Minister, Works & Housing –  MEMBER3. Prof. Peter Twumasi, Director-General, National Sports Authority  –  MEMBER4. Mr. Ben Nunoo-Mensah, President, Ghana Olympic Committee –  MEMBER5. Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, Technical Advisor, MOYS –  MEMBER6. Mr. Magnus Rex Danquah, Sports Business Consultant – MEMBER7. Dr. Beatrice Dwumfour Williams, Board Member, NSA –  MEMBERNATIONAL SPORTS POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEEMEMBERS1. Hon. Perry Curtis Okudzeto, Deputy Minister, Youth & Sports –  CHAIRMAN2. Mr. Magnus Rex Danquah, Sports Business Consultant  – MEMBER3. Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, Technical Advisor, MOYS –  MEMBER4. Ms Vivian Dugblor, Dep. Chief Development Officer, NSA – MEMBER5. Mr. Eric Dwamena, Director, National Sports College – MEMBER6. Dr. Julius Aikins-Hawkson, Director, GIMPA Consultancy & Innovation – MEMBER7. Dr. Patrick Ofori, Sports Psychologist, UCC/GNPC – MEMBER8. Mr. Solomon Tetteh Mensah, Dep. Director, PPMBE, MOYS –  MEMBER/SECRETARY9. Mr. Ahmed Osumanu Halid –  MEMBERINTERNATIONAL GAMES AND COMPETITIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS1. Prof. Peter Twumasi, Director-General, National Sports Authority – CHAIRMAN2. Mr. Emmanuel Oteng, Chief Accountant, MOYS  – MEMBER3. Mr. Yaw E. Kutor, Director, RSIM, MOYS – MEMBER/SECRETARY4. Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, Technical Advisor, MOYS – MEMBER5. Mr. Magnus Rex Danquah, Sports Business Consultant –  MEMBER6. Mr. Ben Nunoo-Mensah, President, Ghana Olympic Committee  – MEMBER7. Rev. Richmond Rexford Quarcoo, Chef di Mission, GOC – MEMBER8. Mr. Richard Akpokavie, Secretary-General, GOC  – MEMBER9. Mr. Salifu Omar, Accountant, National Sports Authority – MEMBER10. Mr. George Owusu Ansah (aka Nana Mankattah), GOC Board member – MEMBERLOC FOR 2019 INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION AND THE AFRICA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION JUNIOR CIRCUIT AND CADET OPEN COMPETITIONSMEMBERS1. Prof. Peter Twumasi, Director-General, National Sports Authority – CHAIRMAN2. Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, President, Ghana Table Tennis Federation – MEMBER3. Mr. Ken Ashigbey, CEO, Ghana Telecommunications Chamber – MEMBER4. Mad. Oforiwaa Owusu Ageyi, Ghana Revenue Authority – MEMBER5. Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, Technical Advisor, MOYS – MEMBER6. Mr. Magnus Rex Danquah, Sports Business Consultant – MEMBER7. Anthony Owusu-Ansah, National Chief Coach, GTTF – MEMBER8. Mr. Clarence Amoateng –  MEMBER9. Mr. Samuel Aryee –  MEMBER10. Mr. Jason Onyame  – MEMBERlast_img read more

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani leaves early with blister as Mookie Betts hits 3 homers in Red Sox rout

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Mookie Betts took a 97 mph fastball at the bottom of the zone and he crushed it over the center field fence, leading off the game with what would be the first of his three homers.After that, Ohtani continued to struggle, bouncing several splitters in front of the plate. The splitter is the pitch that is most affected by his blister, although he said he also had difficulty with his fastball.Ohtani got out of the first inning with only one run on the board, but it took him 28 pitches to record three outs.In the second, he was having more of the same issue. He practically abandoned the splitter, leaving him mostly to throw his fastball and slider. Jackie Bradley Jr. lined a single to center. Christian Vazquez then drew a walk. After a visit from pitching coach Charlie Nagy, Ohtani gave up an opposite field blooper on a 99 mph fastball to Brock Holt, pushing home another run. A third run scored on a sacrifice fly. Ohtani got out of the inning with his 66th pitch of the night.Upon returning to the dugout, he showed coaches and the medical staff his blister, and they opted to end his night.Ohtani said later in the season he might have pushed to try to stay in the game, but not now.“It’s a long season,” he said through his interpreter. “It’s early in the season. I’m being very cautious with it.”Ohtani said he started to have issues with the blister in the wake of his previous start. He was spotted wearing a bandage on his middle finger last week in Texas. Nagy then acknowledged that Ohtani had a blister, but he said it had cleared up sufficiently. Ohtani threw his normal bullpen sessions and he was ready to pitch on Sunday in Kansas City, before cold weather postponed that start.He took the mound on Tuesday with eight days rest. Although he felt the blister was healed enough, he said “in the high intensity of the game it didn’t hold up too well.”Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousThe Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts watches his third home run of the game leave the park in the eighth inning off of Angels’ reliever Cam Bedrosian at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani watches a lead-off home run leave the park off the bat of the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsShohei Ohtani fans cheer him on before the start of the Angels’ game against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani adjusts his hat after giving up a lead-off home run in the first inning to the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado looks on as the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts scores after a lead-off home run in the first inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani calls for his interpreter after the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani heads downstairs after pitching the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani prepares to warm up before their game against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani warms up before their game against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani throws to the plate against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani looks up at the sky during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani adjusts his hat during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani gets a mound visit from pitching coach Charles Nagy during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani looks to the outfield after loading the bases during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani adjusts his hat during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani reacts as he heads to the dugout after the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia talks with physical therapist Bernard Li about starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani after the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani gathers his stuff after being leaving the game against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani heads to the clubhouse after leaving the game against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani looks at his hand while pitching against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Ohtani lasted two innings, giving up three-run on four hits. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado wipes his eyes as the Boston Red Sox’ Jackie Bradley, Jr. scores in the second inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Brock Holt celebrates with Christian Vazquez after his two-run home run in the third inning as Mookie Betts smiles, at left, against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Betts would hit his second homer of the night in the next at-bat. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Boston fans celebrate a solo home run from the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts, his second of the night, during the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts rounds the bases past the Angels’ Jefrey Marte, after his second home run of the night in the third inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts rounds the bases after his second home run of the night, in the third inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts scores past Angels’ catcher Martin Maldonado after his second home run of the night in the third inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts is welcomed into the dugout after his second home run of the night in the third inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts watches his third home run of the game leave the park in the eighth inning against the Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts rounds the bases after his third home run of the game against the Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts is congratulated in the dugout after his third home run of the night, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts watches his third home run of the game leave the park in the eighth inning off of Angels’ reliever Cam Bedrosian at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 30The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts watches his third home run of the game leave the park in the eighth inning off of Angels’ reliever Cam Bedrosian at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandANAHEIM — Just when it seemed the entire baseball world was on the Shohei Ohtani bandwagon, it crashed.Ohtani gave up three runs and developed a blister in two sloppy innings of the Angels’ 10-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.If the Angels keep Ohtani on six days rest, his next start would be next Tuesday in Houston, but that’s now in doubt.“Hopefully he’s going to make his next start,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “We’ll see how it goes. He’s had these occasionally in Japan. He’s not overly concerned.” Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Turns out that a blister on Ohtani’s right middle finger was enough to derail – at least temporarily – an Angels team that was enjoying the best start in franchise history.With 13 victories in their first 16 games, including seven in a row heading into Tuesday’s game, the Angels were winning and enjoying a front row seat for the sport’s most amazing story.Ohtani was thriving in a bid to become baseball’s first two-way start since Babe Ruth.His appearance on the mound on Tuesday night was no doubt responsible for some of the sell-out crowd of 44,822 – the second-largest crowd since the 1998 renovation of Angel Stadium.Many of them had not even found their seats by the time Ohtani’s game began to unravel, though. – Now, the Angels will check on him each day to determine when he can pitch again.“Usually in Japan I pitched without it fully healing, without skipping days or anything,” Ohtani said. “I think it will be something similar this time.”Ohtani also said the blister does not affect his ability to hit. Scioscia said Ohtani is still expected to hit in games starting on Thursday, following his customary day off after he pitches.The Angels still trailed only 3-0 when Ohtani left, a manageable deficit for the team that had been the highest-scoring club in baseball through their first 16 games. Luke Bard, however, let it get away quickly. The rookie reliever gave up five runs on three homers in a span of 11 pitches in the third inning, including the second of the game from Betts.The Angels trailed 8-0 before they got their first hit against David Price, in the bottom of the third. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

Here are the videos of Kike Hernandez’s home runs in the Dodgers 11-1 victory over the Cubs

first_imgAs for the “historic” part of Hernandez’s night, here are all the records he broke or set, plus some fun factoids about his performance, that sports writers have been able to figure out so far. Living ‘Inlandia’ Aquino settles score Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Hernandez hit three home runs – one of them a grand slam – earning 7 RBIs in Game 5 of the NLCS. His historic hitting performance led the Dodgers to victory and helped clinch the National League pennant and a World Series berth.Here are all three of his home runs.center_img Fight ends as shorter KFI tower is OK’d If there’s a record or award for “Most humble,” Hernandez certainly has that too.He used most of his post-game interview to talk about relief efforts still needed in his native Puerto Rico. Sure, Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe earned their fair share of RBIs for the Dodgers in their 11-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs Thursday night, but one the thing you really need to know about the game is Kike Hernandez.Related Articleslast_img read more

March Madness 2019: Auburn’s Bruce Pearl emotional discussing Chuma Okeke injury

first_imgNo. 5-seed Auburn may have won its Sweet 16 matchup against 1-seed North Carolina on Friday, but it also came away with a significant loss.Sophomore forward Chuma Okeke suffered a knee injury late in the Tigers’ 97-80 win. He lay on the floor for several minutes before being escorted off the court. According to the TBS telecast, he suffered a “severe” injury. He did not return to the game; he finished with a game-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 11 rebounds. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was clearly emotional after the game when discussing Okeke on the TBS telecast, saying, “He’s hurt. We’re going to rally. So I’ll go hug on him.”MORE: Auburn runs UNC off the court with barrage of 3s “He’s hurt. We’re gonna rally. I’ll go hug on him.”Bruce Pearl was emotional in his post-game interview while discussing Chuma Okeke’s injury. pic.twitter.com/HZhxTQfKlN— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 30, 2019Pearl on Saturday confirmed Okeke tore his ACL, meaning his run in the 2019 NCAA Tournament is done. Chuma enjoyed an offensive surge in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 15.8 points, a 48.8 shooting percentage and three made 3s per game.For his effort, Auburn gave him the honor of stamping the bracket as the Tigers advance.Chuma Okeke gets the honor of officially stamping the bracket 👏#MarchMadness | @AuburnMBB pic.twitter.com/CLq3WeMj2x— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 2019The Tigers will have to make do without him as they advance to the Elite Eightlast_img read more