Rays acquire Martinez from Cardinals for pitching prospect

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman-designated hitter Jose Martinez from St. Louis in a trade that sends left-hander Matthew Liberatore, one of the club’s top minor league pitching prospects, to the Cardinals.In addition to addressing the need for a right-handed bat, the Rays receive outfielder Randy Arozarena and a Compensation Round A draft pick in a four-player deal announced Thursday night. The Cardinals also get minor league catcher Edgardo Rodriguez and a Compensation Round B draft pick.The 31-year-old Martinez is a career .298 hitter over parts of four seasons with the Cardinals. He batted .269 with 10 home runs and 42 RBIs in 128 games last season, when a right shoulder sprain sidelined him for three weeks in August. He hit .305 in 2018.Martinez agreed last offseason to a $3.25 million, two-year deal and boosted this year’s salary by $300,000 to $2.3 million after reaching escalators based on 2019 plate appearances.Arozarena, 24, defected to the United States from Cuba in 2014 and made his major league debut last season, hitting .300 in 19 games over two stints with the Cardinals.The Rays selected Liberatore with 16th overall pick in the June 2018 draft. The 20-year-old went 6-2 with a 3.10 ERA over 15 starts with Class A Bowling Green last season. Rodriguez, 19, played 51 games for the Dominican Summer League Rays in 2018, but was limited to 10 games with the Gulf Coast League Rays last season.Meanwhile, Rays reliever Chaz Roe agreed to a $2,185,200, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The right-hander was 1-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 71 appearances in 2019, when he made $1,275,000.___More AP MLB: Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 10th January, 2020 15:14 IST Rays Acquire Martinez From Cardinals For Pitching Prospect The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman-designated hitter Jose Martinez from St. Louis in a trade that sends left-hander Matthew Liberatore, one of the club’s top minor league pitching prospects, to the Cardinals.center_img Written By WATCH US LIVE First Published: 10th January, 2020 15:14 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Jon Jones brutally blasts Dominick Reyes and critics after controversial UFC 247 win

first_imgLast Updated: 13th February, 2020 10:55 IST Jon Jones Brutally Blasts Dominick Reyes And Critics After Controversial UFC 247 Win Jon Jones believes that he had earned his victory against Dominick Reyes at the main event of UFC 247. He has slammed all the critics and Dominick Reyes too. Raj Sarkar Dominic out struck me by literally 12 shots. I scored the take downs, was the aggressor, control the octagon every round, had more significant strikes landed.. Dom completely stopped fighting in the championship rounds and has the audacity to be mad at the judges. 😩🤷🏾‍♂️— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) February 12, 2020 Also Read | Daniel Ricciardo SNAPS At Jon Jones’ Controversial UFC 247 Win Over Dominick ReyesAlso Read | UFC 247: Dana White Reveals Interesting Details On Scoring Main Jones Vs Reyes Event(Image courtesy: UFC.com) LIVE TV Jon Jones took it all on Twitter and analysed the main event of UFC 247. According to Jones, it is the final rounds that determine the mindset of a fighter and Dominick Reyes failed to do so as the fight approached its end. Judge’s scorecard lined up the fight too closely but UFC veterans and fans billed the bout as an ‘unfair’ one. WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US At the end of the day, I got to be a part of another classic. I’m over here in ABQ smiling from ear to ear. Having fights like that tickles my pickle, it makes me feel so alive. Makes me feel like a man. Especially when you display having balls the way I did, nothing but a win— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) February 12, 2020center_img Written By Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones successfully retained his title by defeating Dominick Reyes at the main event of UFC 247 on Sunday. However, the light heavyweight king was slammed by the majority of the MMA community for failing to dominate his opponent. In the initial two rounds, Jon Jones failed to create an impact and a lot of fans believe that Dominick Reyes should have walked off with the title. However, Jon Jones is confident about his victory as he went onto slam Dominick Reyes and all his critics after the recent victory at UFC 247.Also Read | Israel Adesanya Feels Jon Jones Is Past His Prime Despite Record-setting Win At UFC 247UFC 247: Jon Jones slams Dominick Reyes and all his critics First Published: 13th February, 2020 10:55 IST Also Read | UFC 247: Jon Jones Vs Dominick Reyes Fight Attendance, Salaries And Incentive PaymentsUFC 247: What’s next for Jon Jones?After conquering the light heavyweight division, Jon Jones has set his eyes on the heavyweight unit. The undefeated American recently said that he is eyeing a heavyweight debut and he wants to face Stipe Miocic for the UFC gold. However, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has been going crazy over a potential fight with Jon Jones. Despite Jones’s ignorance, Adesanya is eyeing the fight for the future and UFC President Dana White has also approved the bout. COMMENT Don’t be mad at the judges, be mad at Dom’s conditioning guy. man started to give up when the water got deep and is now going around doing interviews talking about being robbed. When will these young boys start taking responsibility 🤷🏾‍♂️ that’s what’s wrong with boys these days.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) February 12, 2020 FOLLOW USlast_img read more

San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes, using Nos. 0, 00

first_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 18th February, 2020 11:33 IST San Francisco Giants Are Putting Up Zeroes, Using Nos. 0, 00  The San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes.  The San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes.They believe they might be doing something rarely seen: using uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year.When San Francisco added speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton with a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager Brad Grems called the league to make sure there’s a difference between the two — because new first base coach Antoan Richardson aleady had claimed 00.“He’s good with stuff like that,” shortstop Brandon Crawford said Monday of Grems’ due diligence.Given the Giants have 11 retired numbers with their long list of Hall of Famers and 13 coaches and a pair of bullpen catchers in uniform under new manager Gabe Kapler, Hamilton’s other choices were 96 or 98. San Francisco has 72 players in camp.Already having made history with the hiring of baseball’s first female coach on a big league staff — Alyssa Nakken is wearing No. 92 — longtime equipment manager and current senior adviser Mike Murphy can’t remember a time with both “0” numbers and neither can Grems as he begins his 21st season in baseball and sixth with San Francisco.Grems called MLB “to see if there was a difference between zero and double-zero. The NBA does it.”“That’s the fun thing about spring training, you have so many guys come in and it’s just kind of exciting to see who’s going to step up and who’s going to help the team out in the long run,” San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt said. “That’s kind of a cool thing we have so many people in here and we’re having to look for more numbers because you don’t really know exactly what you’re going to get from everybody.”Former Giants left fielder Jeffrey Leonard wore No. 00 in 1987-88, changing from his original 26. At the time, Murphy had to run it by then-general manager Spec Richardson.In fact, Richardson called Leonard after the team’s Fan Fest last weekend to get his blessing to wear “00.” Richardson’s great-grandmother, Dame Albertha Isaacs, was born in 1900 in his native Bahamas. She was a renowned teacher, tennis player and women’s rights activist.“I definitely have to mention PacMan Jeffrey Leonard because he’s the original double-zero, so getting his blessing was really important to this process,” Richardson said. “So very thankful for him. The reason why I’m 00 is simple, my great-grandmother was born in 1900 and I think it was going to be a great honor to pay tribute to her and just my journey in life. So that’s what made me choose double-zero.”Outfielder Brennan Boesch was given 00 by the Angels during spring training in 2014 and wore it for a time. In all, 20 major league players have worn double-zero — with Bobby Bonds, Don Baylor and Jose Canseco on that list — and 21 have had No. 0.Hamilton and Richardson are thrilled to be connected by their unique numbers after they once played winter ball together in Puerto Rico, not to mention the good-natured debate on who is the faster one. “He’s faster, for sure,” Hamilton said.“That’s really cool. I’m zero and he’s double-zero,” Hamilton said before the Giants’ first full-squad workout. “He’s the one I’m working with every day.” COMMENT LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 18th February, 2020 11:33 IST Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE Written Bylast_img read more

Conor McGregor donates $1 million to 9/11 First Responders Foundation

first_img LIVE TV Adil Khan Also Read l Conor McGregor return date set to a week before Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3Conor McGregor asks Proper Twelve employees to keep up the good workConor McGregor earlier said that he is very grateful that he got such a hardworking team at Proper Twelve. He thanked his distributors, retailers, pub owners and everyone who bought the whiskey. He said that the company saw record sales last year and made a huge profit. Conor McGregor said that because of the profits, he and his team can help charities like the First Responders Foundation who are in need.Also Read l Nate Diaz slams Conor McGregor for not announcing his next opponent COMMENT FOLLOW US “First responders around the world are the true-life heroes. They are the ones running into emergencies,” said Conor McGregor. Also Read l Floyd Mayweather demands $600 million to face Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov Former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is known to surprise people whether in or out the octagon. Recently, Conor McGregor and his whiskey Company Proper Twelve went viral for donating around $1 million to the 9/11 First Responders Foundation. The foundation was created by Frank Siller after his brother Stephen Siller was killed in the World Trade Centre terrorist attack.After donating, Conor McGregor gave a statement where he revealed that the First Responders around the world are real heroes. He said they are the one who risks their lives and run to save lives in emergencies. He said they know what’s happening at the place of the crisis, but they still go to save lives, which is inspiring. First Published: 12th March, 2020 16:26 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read l UFC 248: Conor McGregor lashes out at result of Weili vs Joanna fightFirst Responders Foundation thank Conor McGregor and Proper TwelveAfter Conor McGregor’s contribution, the Chairman and CEO of the 9/11 First Responders Foundation Frank Siller took to Twitter to thank the businessman. Siller said that the donation is going to change the lives of many First Responders and families left behind. Frank Siller added that if a Responder kisses their kids goodbye and doesn’t come home then Conor McGregor is going to make sure that those families are taken care of. WATCH US LIVE Written By Last Updated: 12th March, 2020 16:26 IST Conor McGregor Donates $1 Million To 9/11 First Responders Foundation Recently, Conor McGregor and his whiskey brand Proper Twelve went viral for donating around $1 million to the 9/11 First Responders Foundation. “Thank you and God bless you, Conor McGregor,” wrote First Responders Foundation CEO Frank Siller.last_img read more

Gary Anderson frustrated after withdrawing from PDC Home Tour because of weak WiFi signal

first_imgLast Updated: 17th April, 2020 19:59 IST Gary Anderson Frustrated After Withdrawing From PDC Home Tour Because Of Weak WiFi Signal Scottish international Gary Andersen has been forced to bow out of the PDC Home Tour due to a weak WiFi signal amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | Warriors increase donation to $1.4 million to part-time employees during NBA hiatusGary Anderson pulls out of PDC Home Tour due to poor WiFi signalGary Anderson, who is a two-time winner of the World Championships at Ally Pally, was all set to participate in the PDC Home Tour from the comfort of his home before he realised his WiFi was just not fast enough. While speaking to The Sun, Gary Anderson was quoted as saying “I was up for it but when we did tests of my WiFi, it’s just not reliable enough. It doesn’t surprise me. I struggle to pay bills online in my house, it’s really frustrating. I did want to take part. It would have been something different to try and win.”Also Read | NBA China CEO Derek Chang set to formally step down from position on May 15There will be 32 consecutive nights of live darts action coming from the PDC Home Tour for fans to enjoy during the current coronavirus lockdown, with up to four players in action per night. The entire PDC Home Tour tournament will be shown for free on the PDC website, without Gary Anderson in it of course. Also Read | Coronavirus lockdown: Official warns against resuming Serie A without vaccine availabilityThe PDC Home Tour is scheduled to start on Friday, April 17 onwards Written By pic.twitter.com/tJxGMq4qcS— Gary Anderson (@GaryAnderson180) April 17, 2020 Also Read | Coronavirus lockdown: Paolo Maldini opens up on battling ‘enemy’ coronavirus LIVE TV FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT Gary Anderson is renowned for being the 2015 and 2016 World Darts Championship winner. However, the Scottish national will not be part of the PDC Home Tour which starts on Friday for a rather medieval reason. Gary Anderson’s WiFi signal is reportedly too slow, which has forced him to drop out from the scheduled PDC Home Tour starting this weekend.Also Read | Coronavirus pandemic: Antonio Rudiger blasts French doctors for racist African suggestionCoronavirus pandemic: Gary Anderson WiFi signal is hilariously slow Daniel Arambur Introducing the PDC Home Tour 🏡🎯- 32 consecutive nights of action- Open to all Tour Card Holders- FREE to watch on PDCTVKicking off this Friday! 🙌— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) April 14, 2020 WATCH US LIVE First Published: 17th April, 2020 19:59 ISTlast_img read more

Battle for Tipp goalkeeping spot continues

first_imgTipp manager Michael Ryan has challenged the three goalkeepers on his panel to nail down the number 1 jersey.Much has been discussed in the media about the need for Tipperary to settle on a first choice keeper – each of the three got equal time until the league final.Darragh Mooney was thought to be the preferred selection, however speaking at the launch of the Munster Championship yesterday, Michael Ryan appears to suggest that this may not be the case.last_img

Thurles CBS in Niall McInerney PP Schools Final today

first_imgPhoto © ThurlesCBS.ie The junior hurlers from Thurles CBS travel to Banagher in Offaly today for the Niall McInerney Post Primary Schools final.The Thurles side are managed by Clonoulty Rossmore Dan Breen cup winning manager John Devane along with Martin Maher from Borrisoleigh and Niall Cahill from Emeralds.The Thurles side defeated De La Salle in the Munster final, St Kieran’s Kilkenny in the All Ireland semi final and take on Galway school Presentation, Athenry in today’s final. Throw in is at 1pm.last_img read more

Extra Time Monday 7 January 2019

first_imgTonight on Extra Time we talk to Liam Sheedy and Brendan Cummins after Tipp’s win over Kerry in the Munster Hurling League. We also talk to Shane Brophy and look ahead to next weekends final against Clare. We also speak to senior football captain Conor Sweeney ahead of the football year. Snooker family the Gleeson’s talk to us before two boys head away to the European championships. Martin Fennessy on boxing and Jamie on soccer completes the line up.last_img

Former Tipp manager urges fans to support team

first_imgHe says he’s also looking forward to seeing Cathal Barrett back in the fold… Tipp senior hurlers have given supporters a fantastic summer so far, according to former manager Michael Ryan.He’s urging fans to get behind the team in Croke Park on Sunday week, where they’ll meet either Laois or Dublin.Michael Ryan was impressed with some of the younger players that featured against Limerick, despite the 12 point loss.last_img

PGA pro Hoffman says Tour’s return plan doesn’t ‘have all the answers’

first_img COMMENT Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 21st May, 2020 10:38 IST PGA Pro Hoffman Says Tour’s Return Plan Doesn’t ‘have All The Answers’ Charley Hoffman, one of the players providing input as the US PGA Tour plots its return from its coronavirus hiatus, says golfers will face a changed landscape First Published: 21st May, 2020 10:38 IST Charley Hoffman, one of the players providing input as the US PGA Tour plots its return from its coronavirus hiatus, says golfers will face a changed landscape when competition resumes. “What we used to do and how easy, how fluid we had it is not going to be that way any more,” Hoffman said on a Zoom conference with reporters on Wednesday. “We can’t just jump in a courtesy car and be at the course in eight minutes. “We’ll just have to figure it out.” Hoffman, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, is chairman of the 16-member Player Advisory Council, which advises commissioner Jay Monahan and the Policy Board.He said the Tour has prepared as well as possible for its scheduled restart at the Charles Schawb Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, June 11-14. But, Hoffman said, the unexpected is sure to crop up. “They’re plans … they’re not set in stone and we’re not acting like we have all the answers,” Hoffman said. “It’s very comprehensive and detailed, but I wouldn’t say it’s the end-all by any means.” The tour will implement pre-tournament nasal swab tests for some 400 players, caddies and staff before each tournament. Players and caddies will answer health questions and have their temperatures taken every day at the course, where social distancing measures will be in force. Many of the usual amenities offered — on-site dining, dry cleaning and at some events courtesy cars — will not be available, nor will families of players be able to attend. The tour will charter plans and arrange hotel accommodations for players and caddies in an effort to limit their possible exposure to the virus. “The players are ready to go back and we have a great plan in place,” Hoffman said, adding that he thought players would be raring to go after a break that began in March. “I think everyone will be mentally sharp, not worn down by a long season,” he said. “Once that gun goes off it will be fun to get the juices going.” (AFP)[10:10, 5/21/2020] Navashri Republic: Jakob Ingebrigtsen triumphs in family affair as racing returns in NorwayParis, May 21 (AFP) Jakob Ingebrigtsen edged out brother Henrik to set a national 5km road race record as athletics returned to Norway after a coronavirus-enforced absence. Jakob clocked 13min 29sec in Stavanger with Henrik just a couple of seconds behind, also inside the old record time of 13:37. “The most important thing for the boys is to have a good experience and to get started with the season,” Gjert Ingebrigtsen, the father and coach of Jakob and Henrik, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK in remarks carried by Athletics Weekly. The 2.5km loop course street race had been adapted to meet health rules because of the pandemic.  center_img FOLLOW US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India last_img read more