Mansion owned by Brisbane lawyer sets new auction record

first_img The view from the property at 95-99 McConnell St, Bulimba, which sold at auction for a Brisbane record of $8.4 million. Photographer: Liam Kidston.Place Bulimba managing director Sarah Hackett, who marketed Mr Boyd’s property, said there were three registered bidders at the auction, but ultimately it was a “two horse race”. The living room inside the massive home.Bidding started at $5.5 million before jumping to $6 million and then increasing in $100,000 and then $50,000 lots.Mrs Hackett said there were other interested parties at the event, including one who just wanted the vacant lot and another who was keen to secure the house. The wine cellar inside the home at 95-99 McConnell St, Bulimba, which sold at auction for a Brisbane record of $8.4 million. Photographer: Liam Kidston.The property was ultimately purchased as a family home, with the winning bidders, from Brisbane’s northside, having children in school nearby.The $8.4 million sale price eclipses the previous residential auction record of $7.75 million, which was achieved at 39 Griffith Street, New Farm, earlier this year, and equalled that set when a St Lucia house went under the hammer a decade ago. MORE: Brisbane auction success surges Place Estate Agents managing director Sarah Hackett at the 95-99 McConnell St, Bulimba, house which she sold for a Brisbane auction record of $8.4m. Photo: Liam Kidston.IT IS a lot of money by most standards, but what kind of home will $8.4 million get you in Brisbane these days?That’s how much one buyer has paid for a riverfront Bulimba mansion — setting a new record for a home sold at auction in the river city. This riverfront mansion at 95-99 McConnell St, Bulimba, has sold at auction.Two local buyers — one from the northside and one from the southside — battled it out for the property at 95-99 McConnell Street, which records show was owned by Brisbane lawyer Bill Boyd. RELATED: Epic homes to buy if you win Powerball The master bedroom has a massive walk-in wardrobe.The New Farm riverfront house was bought by Ben Seymour, the grandson of Queensland rich-lister and developer Kevin Seymour.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe Seymour Group is currently constructing a luxury development called The Oxlade on the site, which is also being marketed by Mrs Hackett. This property at 39 Griffith St, New Farm, sold for $7.75m.So what do you get for $8.4 million?The property at 95-99 McConnell Street consists of a 1473 sqm north-facing, riverfront block over two titles, and a 32m river frontage.The home itself has 951 sqm of living space, accommodation five large bedrooms, including a luxurious master bedroom with a walk-in robe and ensuite. One of the bedrooms in the home at 95-99 McConnell St, Bulimba, which sold at auction for a Brisbane record of $8.4 million. Photographer: Liam Kidston.The renovated kitchen has wide benchtops, premium-quality appliances, a built-in commercial fridge and freezer and a butler’s pantry.Other features include a media room, a lounge room with a corner bar and commercial bar fridge, a concealed wine cellar, and two deep-water mooring pontoons.last_img read more

Calatrava local nabbed for ‘acts of lasciviousness’

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Calatrava municipal police station. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Amy Alabado Avellano of the Regional Trial Court Branch 58 in San Carlos City dated Feb. 26, 2020. The court recommended a P200,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty./PNcenter_img BACOLOD City – Charged with acts of lasciviousness, a man was arrested in Barangay Patun-an, Calatrava, Negros Occidental.Resident Ricardo Barbon Sr. was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 1:15 p.m. on May 27, a police report showed.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports The NTSB is investigating the accident, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn’t expected for at least a year. A witness told the NTSB that the helicopter was flying forward and downward through the fog before it crashed into the hill.KOBE BRYANT-MEMORIAL2/24: Bryant memorial reflects dad and daughter’s uniformsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow says there will be a “celebration of life” memorial on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor her late husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Vanessa Bryant posted a graphic on Instagram Friday morning to announce the event. Her post only said the event will occur at 10 a.m. and there are “details to come.”The arena is where Bryant starred for the Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna. They and seven others died in a helicopter crash last month. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKOBE BRYANT-HELICOPTER CRASHInvestigators: No sign of engine failure for Bryant copterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of engine failure. That’s according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The helicopter crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles on Jan. 26. Defending champion Phil Mickelson also got in the mix with a burst of four straight birdies after the turn at Monterey Peninsula. He made bogey on the long par-3 ninth to finish his round of 7-under. He was three shots behind.OBIT-ROGER KAHN‘Boys of Summer’ author dies at 92MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The author of “The Boys of Summer” has died.Roger Kahn wrote 20 books and hundreds of articles, but he was particularly noted for the 1972 best-seller that looked at his relationship with his father through their shared love of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kahn’s writing hit on social issues, particularly race. He wrote at length about Jackie Robinson and his struggles in breaking baseball’s color line, and the two formed a long friendship. BAYLOR SUSPENSIONSBaylor suspends 14 baseball playersWACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has issued two-game suspensions to 14 baseball players over an unspecified hazing incident that occurred last February.The school said the number of suspensions would be staggered over the first three weeks of the season. The Bears open at home against Nebraska next Friday.Athletic administrators became aware of the incident last May, and an investigation by Baylor’s general counsel office and Division of Student Life followed. The school said drugs and alcohol were not involved in the hazing incident. The names of the players weren’t released. — Major league teams are 3-0 in arbitration this winter after the Dodgers beat outfielder Joc Pederson. Pederson will be paid $7.75 million instead of the $9.5 million he sought. Pederson made $5 million last season while batting .249 with career highs of 36 home runs and 74 RBIs. He improved his defense and established personal bests in slugging and OPS.— Hunter Pence is returning to the Giants after accepting a package that will give the young club a veteran presence in both the outfield and clubhouse in a season of big change ahead. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Friday that Pence had reached agreement pending a physical. He batted .297 with 18 homers, 17 doubles and 59 RBIs over 83 games for the Rangers last year.— The Rangers have worked out a minor league deal with former Cleveland closer Cody Allen. The 31-year-old right-hander was 0-2 with four saves and a 6.26 ERA in 25 appearances for the Angels last season. Allen had at least 30 saves in three straight seasons with the Indians from 2015-17.— Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the Mets’ front office after signing a contract extension with the network. Commissioner Rob Manfred said during this week’s owners meetings that he was not comfortable with Mendoza and former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez being both team employees and broadcasters.— Brian Schneider has been shifted to major league quality control coach by the Mets, filling the opening created when Luis Rojas replaced Carlos Beltrán as manager. Schneider was Miami’s catching coach for the past four seasons and had been hired by the Mets as manager of Triple-A Syracuse. MLB-NEWSDodgers work out extension with TaylorUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and utilityman Chris Taylor have avoided salary arbitration by working out a two-year, $13.4 million contract.Taylor batted .262 with 12 homers and 52 RBIs in 366 at-bats last season, overcoming a slow start in which he missed over a month with a broken wrist. He played every position last year except first baseman, pitcher and catcher.In other MLB news: Associated Press PGA-PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AMTaylor keeps leadPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Canadian Nick Taylor is the leader through two rounds of the PGA’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Taylor birdied four of his last five holes at Pebble Beach for a 66 to take his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour. He is at 14-under 129.Jason Day is two shots back after an 8-under 64. Day made two long birdie putts across the green, holed a 40-yard wedge for eagle on the dangerous par-5 14th and made a couple of big par saves to move into contention. February 7, 2020 Son Gordon Kahn said his father died Thursday at a nursing facility in in Mamaroneck (muh-MA’-ruh-nek), New York. He was 92.NHL-OBIT-GLENNIEEx-Leafs blueliner Glennie diesTORONTO (AP) — Former Toronto Maple Leafs hard-hitting defenseman Brian Glennie has died at age 73.Glennie played nine of his 10 NHL seasons with the Leafs and scored 14 goals and 114 points in 572 career games. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and helped the national team win Olympic bronze at the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France, under Father David Bauer.last_img read more

Extra Innings: Previewing the 2010 season

first_imgFor the 2010 Opening Day edition of Extra Innings, we will preview the season’s divisional races and award contenders, though such predictions should not be taken too seriously. There are, after all, 2,409 games remaining after three days of the regular season.Beginning in the AL East, the division features three of the top teams in Major League Baseball. If they play up to expectations, New York, Boston and Tampa Bay each have what it takes to win not only the division but also the American League and even the World Series.In addition to being three excellent teams, each features a potential AL MVP candidate and starting pitchers who could make a case for the AL Cy Young Award in 2010.With an improved pitching staff, plenty of offensive firepower and a better defense than New York or Tampa Bay, the Boston Red Sox will take the division title. Behind the two, the race will be close, but the Yankees will edge the Rays for the Wild Card.According to one projection, the AL Central could be won with a .500 record. It seems hard to believe, but it certainly could be the only true five-team race in baseball this year. Yet, like the East, there are three favorites: Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota.It’s hard to pick against the reigning AL MVP, but with a decidedly average pitching rotation and a huge question mark at the back of the bullpen, Minnesota seems poised to come up short in 2010. Conversely, Detroit, with an excellent young core, excellent 3-4-5 hitters in Magglio Ordonez, Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Guillen and the division’s second-best pitching staff, is ready to reclaim the division.Out West, the Seattle Mariners are a trendy pick to overtake the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this season. This argument comes based on the Angels’ losses and Mariners’ gains during the offseason. Plus Oakland and Texas should be better in 2010 as well.So, any one of the four teams in the West could win the division. But Oakland, Texas and Seattle just don’t have what it takes to outlast the mighty Angels. One of the three should give L.A. a run for its money, but the Angels, behind MVP-candidate Kendry Morales, will win in the end.In the Senior Circuit, the NL East could provide two playoff teams, much like its American League counterpart. New York looks to be improved, but injuries will likely keep the Mets out of the playoffs yet again. Florida and Washington will also be well out of the playoff picture come September.With the addition of Roy Halladay, the Phillies instantly become the favorite for a third straight National League pennant. As such, they will claim the division crown. But it’s hard to imagine Bobby Cox going out on a low note. With Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones leading the way, the Braves should claim the NL Wild Card.In the Central, contrary to what you may have already read, it should be a three-team race for the division title. St. Louis’ one-two punches of Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright on the mound and Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday at the plate will take them a long way.But it’s hard to imagine Carpenter and Wainwright duplicating their respective seasons of a year ago. Similarly, Holliday and Pujols will be good, but not enough to carry the Cardinals. That said, the Milwaukee Brewers, behind a slightly improved pitching staff, strong defense and one of baseball’s best offenses should edge St. Louis and Chicago for the division.Finally, in the NL West, there should be yet another excellent divisional race between three teams. Los Angeles will be tough to beat yet again, though they will miss Randy Wolf, who had a career year for the Dodgers in 2009. With Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Jonathan Sanchez, you can never count out the Giants, but offense will still be hard to come by.But neither the Dodgers nor the Giants will win the NL West this season. Colorado, led by Ubaldo Jimenez, the hardest throwing starter in the National League, will finally eclipse Joe Torre’s team to round out the playoff picture.In October, Boston will have little trouble eliminating Detroit, while the Angels will come up short against the Yankees, setting up ESPN’s dream ALCS matchup. Just as they did in the regular season, the Red Sox will knock out the Yankees for the AL pennant.In the National League, the Phillies will knock out the Brewers for the second time in three years while the Rockies take out the Braves. In a rematch of their 2007 NLDS matchup, the Phillies will be victorious this time, reaching their third straight World Series.For the second straight year, two East Coast teams will battle it out for the championship, with Philadelphia avenging last season’s loss to New York for its second title in three years.On the individual front, the AL MVP race will feature the usual candidates, along with one new face. Morales, the Angels’ star first baseman, will narrowly defeat Mark Teixeira for the honor. In the NL, Prince Fielder will have a monster year as he looks to boost his upcoming contract negotiations, unseating Pujols as MVP.As for the AL Cy Young, the Mariners’ Felix Hernandez will take the award, with the Royals’ Zack Greinke and Detroit’s Justin Verlander close behind. And in the NL, newly-acquired Phillies’ ace Halladay will run away with the award.Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson will take home the AL Rookie of the Year award, running away with the honor. Similarly, Braves right fielder Jason Heyward will dominate the field en route to NL Rookie of the Year honors.Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Think he took too many safe bets in his picks? Is he too biased in his selection of the Brewers and Prince Fielder? Let him know at read more

Kailee Coonan hitting stride at Syracuse with kicking, tackling and quickness

first_imgAlthough she may be a freshman, midfielder Kailee Coonan has found her spot with Syracuse by repeatedly showing her skills whenever she steps foot on the field. Her development can clearly be seen in practice and games.Coonan has made the most of her freshman season with Syracuse (5-3-2, 0-1-1 Atlantic Coast), becoming a key component and standing out as one of many freshmen who will be counted on to produce for the remainder of the season. For Coonan, it is all about taking the time now to learn as much as she can from her teammates and coaches as she transitions to playing at the collegiate level. She has five shots on the season.“The upperclassmen have been really great in helping me transition,” Coonan said. “The coaches have been pushing me to take more steps and get more comfortable, so it’s been a learning process, but I’m getting better each day.”Coonan has found the adjustment manageable to playing at Syracuse, and even though she played at a high level at an under-14 U.S. National Team training camp and at Henderson (Pennsylvania) High School, she sees several differences between the competition that she played there and what she has experienced early this season.“It’s definitely a lot faster,” Coonan said. “The players are better and a lot more athletic, but I think with each game it’s getting more and more comfortable. I’m sure as the ACC games come it will again be a time to adjust and figure things out, but it’s getting easier.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Coonan has adjusted to playing against better competition, one thing has not changed: her dynamic as a midfielder. Her abilities have grabbed the attention of team members, and they are something that head coach Phil Wheddon was looking forward to from her even as the year began.“Kailee is a very technical midfielder,” Wheddon said. “We knew that coming in. When she came in, we knew we wanted her on the ball a lot.”Wheddon cited her combined ability to both defend and possess as something that has stood out about her play. Senior defender Alana O’Neill has grown accustomed to seeing Coonan play at an advanced level despite her age, as well as her one- and two-touch passing game and her agility when put in tight situations with the ball.“I feel very comfortable giving her the ball with someone on her back or someone who’s coming in,” O’Neill said, “because I know that she’s going to have the quick touches to get away with that.”O’Neill pointed out Coonan’s growth during SU’s game at then-No. 8 Florida early in the season as a time when she noticed Coonan coming into her own as a midfielder. There, Coonan displayed the technical skills, like slide tackling, to further support what she and Wheddon see on a regular basis from the freshman.Through the Orange’s first 10 games, Coonan’s consistent play and capability as a midfielder give reason for both coaches and teammates to be excited for her improvement, something which Wheddon envisions for her future.“She possesses the ball well, she gets herself in good positions, she connects and makes plays for us,” he said. “She still has a lot of development to go, but so far we’re really, really happy with her.” Comments Published on September 26, 2017 at 11:19 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse starting goalie situation still undecided

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2019 at 9:47 pm Contact Gaurav: After losing nine straight games — its worst start in program history — Syracuse turned to goalie Ady Cohen. Cohen, the projected starter in the preseason, had split time evenly with Allison Small. Against Union, SU rode Cohen’s 20-save shutout to its first win of the season.“It’s definitely a good feeling to get the monkey off the back,” said Cohen on Oct. 31.Four days later, Cohen recorded another shutout to give Syracuse its second win of the season against RIT. Still, SU head coach Paul Flanagan hasn’t committed to her as the starter.In both of the Orange’s (2-10, 1-1 College Hockey America) wins, they needed shutout performances from Cohen. Small, who has started seven games in the net, leads the team in saves (193) but doesn’t have a win. Both Small and Cohen’s save percentages hover around .875 this season and Flanagan has yet to choose a primary netminder.“What it does do is continue that healthy competition between the two and that’s what you want,” Flanagan said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSmall transferred to Syracuse halfway through last year’s season from Quinnipiac, where she played 12 games in two seasons. At SU in 2018-19, she played only 80 minutes over two games. But this year, she’s started more games than Cohen, and has recorded over 100 more saves. Five of her starts came against ranked opponents.Though Allison has recorded over 30 saves three times — including a season-high 36 saves against No. 4 Northeastern — she’s still searching for a win. In back-to-back games against No. 6 Princeton, Small had 59 total saves, but allowed five goals.Cohen came into the season after starting 13 games last year, when she led the team to the program’s first CHA championship win and was named to the all-tournament team. Cohen has a 2.64 goals against average, slightly better than the 2.75 mark she finished with last season.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorFlanagan said he’s happy with the two goalies’ improved play. Small and Cohen have conceded 47 goals between them, but 16 have been on the penalty kill, a weakness of the team.“We’re starting to get where, in a good way, it’s hard to decide who’s going to play,” said Flanagan. “This is what you want when I say healthy competition. We’re evolving to that, it’s good for us, it’s good for the club.”As a duo, the two goalies have a combined 3.67 goals against average against nonconference teams. Last year, Syracuse’s goalies had a 3.28 goals against average for the season, compared to 2.66 during conference play.The winner of the CHA gets an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, so the Orange know how important its conference record is, players and coaches said. Despite its worst start in program history, Syracuse has started conference play 1-1 entering a week off.Typically, Flanagan has a primary starting goalie by now, relying on Maddi Welch, Abbey Miller and Jenn Gilligan throughout the last couple of seasons. In 2019, with the way Cohen and Small have played, the decision on who will win the starting goalie job is still unclear.Said Flanagan: “I’m feeling more and more confident with either one of them.” Commentslast_img read more

Dodgers see offense go quietly in loss to San Francisco Giants

first_imgGiants starter Chris Stratton (8-4) and four relievers combined to face 31 batters, just four above the minimum. The Dodgers hadn’t been held to one run in a game all month.“I think today, honestly, Cody (Bellinger) could’ve very easily hit a three-run homer,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “I thought JT (Justin Turner) just missed a homer. Joc (Pederson) just missed clicking a couple balls. I don’t think it’s overswinging. I think we’re trying to take good swings. Today, the ball just didn’t go out of the ballpark.”That’s how the Dodgers’ longest winning streak of the season ended at five games. They were 31-31 and 1-1/2 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the National League West when their current homestand began. Now they are 37-33 and haven’t budged an inch up or down. The Giants (35-37) are a not-so-distant third.The announced crowd of 49,541 was overdressed by June standards. The clouds were thick on an unusually overcast afternoon, and dark enough to force the floodlights on. The cool air might have dampened the environment just enough to keep Bellinger and Pederson’s warning-track drives in the ballpark, but it was not as kind to Ferguson.In the first inning, the rookie left-hander walked Brandon Belt with one out. Ferguson came back to strike out Andrew McCutchen for the second out, but he left a two-strike changeup over the plate for catcher Nick Hundley. The veteran catcher hit the ball over several rows of bleacher seats to give the Giants a 2-0 lead. PreviousSan Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley celebrates after his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Fans try to catch a two-run home run ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt as Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger looks on during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt watches his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSan Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley, back left, rounds the bases after his two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Caleb Ferguson (64) during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)As part of a Father’s Day celebration, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) and relief pitcher Tom Koehler walk onto the field with their children before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Caleb Ferguson throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, reacts after flying out against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley celebrates after his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Fans try to catch a two-run home run ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt as Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger looks on during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)NextShow Caption1 of 8Fans try to catch a two-run home run ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt as Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger looks on during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)ExpandLOS ANGELES – Patrick Ferguson lives three time zones away from Dodger Stadium, where his son had a game to pitch against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Caleb Ferguson did not call his dad on the morning of Father’s Day. Rather, Patrick Ferguson called his son “and told me he was sorry he couldn’t be here,” Caleb said.“He drove me numerous places, took a ton of time off work, a ton of time out of his schedule for me,” Caleb Ferguson said. “Both of (my parents) hate missing starts.”They missed a good one. Ferguson’s third major league start was probably his best. He allowed only two hits over five innings, but both were home runs with a man on base. The Dodgers’ offense could not support their rookie pitcher in a 4-1 loss.Ferguson’s first major-league hit, a single, was one of four against San Francisco. Only five Dodgers reached base at all, and only one advanced beyond second. After Max Muncy scored on an unusual play in the first inning, the Dodgers hit the ball far a few times but didn’t threaten to score. “It’s always been just an all right pitch for me,” Ferguson said of his changeup. “I’ve never been a changeup guy. It’s come a long way from when I first signed.”In the bottom of the first inning, Muncy walked, went to second base on a single by Justin Turner, and tagged up and advanced to third on a fly ball.When Stratton bounced a pitch to Yasmani Grandal, Turner took off running from first base. Muncy froze when Hundley threw down to second base to catch Turner – then practically walked home when Hundley’s throw missed the bag entirely and bounced into center field.The unearned run brought the Dodgers within 2-1. It was the only run Stratton allowed in six innings.San Francisco scored twice more in the third inning. Gorkys Hernandez reached on a fielding error by Dodgers shortstop Kiké Hernandez, then Ferguson allowed an opposite-field home run to Belt.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Ferguson (0-1) was charged with three earned runs in five innings. He walked one batter and struck out six. He lowered his ERA to 7.59 and could have at least one more chance to start for the Dodgers during their upcoming trip.That’s far from certain, however. At 21 years old, Ferguson wasn’t expected to reach the majors so soon. He had never pitched above the Class-A level before this season.Injuries to Hyun-Jin Ryu, Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler and Kenta Maeda forced the Dodgers to reach deep into their pitching pipeline. Ferguson has made enough progress in each of his first three games to justify his place as a spot starter.“Caleb right now is still obviously adjusting,” Roberts said. “He’s up for whatever challenge is presented to him, whether it’s start to start, week to week, or we make a decision for a little bit longer term.”Maeda returned from the disabled list this week. Hill is expected back Tuesday. Buehler, Kershaw and Ryu could follow in the weeks to come.Ferguson said he only learned Thursday that he would start against the Giants. After Sunday’s game, Roberts wasn’t ready to pencil Ferguson into the Dodgers’ plans for next weekend against the New York Mets.“To his credit, he’s been very flexible,” Roberts said. “The good thing with Caleb is, each start he’s getting more comfortable it seems like, and he’s getting progressively better.”The Dodgers can take advantage of an off-day Thursday to send Ferguson back to Triple-A Oklahoma City, call up an extra reliever or position player, and go with a four-man rotation this week.Ferguson said it’s all the same to him.“You have to stick with your routine regardless of where you pitch,” he said. “Pitching at Triple-A, I’m going to stick with the same routine as if I’m pitching here.”For mom and dad in Ohio, the difference between a game in Oklahoma and California might not be so simple. Ferguson said he sent them a baseball from his debut game in Pittsburgh and he would send him the ball he shot into right field for a base hit Sunday.“I almost got thrown out at first base,” he said, laughing. “It was fun to get the first one out of the way.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Coco Gauff’s Black Lives Matter plea: Love each other, take action, don’t be silent

first_imgCoco Gauff delivered a call for action at a Black Lives Matter rally in Florida this week, with the 16-year-old American tennis rising star saying: “I demand change now.”In a powerful speech, Gauff told a crowd outside Delray Beach City Hall to engage in “tough conversations” and “use your voice,” stressing racism was a problem that involved everyone. MORE: Aaron Rodgers, 12 angry Packers call for change in videoThe death last week of George Floyd, a black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis has sparked protests across the United States and beyond, centering on police brutality toward the black community.Gauff called on her social media followers to campaign for justice in that case, and in her speech she repeated a message she shared earlier in the week: that “being silent is choosing the side of the oppressor.”She said it was “sad” she was having to deliver a message on injustices her grandmother fought against half a century ago.”I’m here to tell you we must first love each other, no matter what. We must have the tough conversations with friends. I have spent all week having tough conversations and trying to educate my non-black friends on how they can help the movement,” Gauff said.”Second, we need to take action. Yes, we’re all out here protesting and I am not of the age to vote — but it is in your hands to vote for my future, for my brothers’ future and for your future, so that is one way to make change.”Third, you need to use your voice: No matter how big or small your platform is, you need to use your voice.”My speech at the peaceful protest in my hometown of Delray Beach, Florida. #blacklivesmatter— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) June 4, 2020″I’ve heard many things in the last week and one of the things I’ve heard is, ‘It’s not my problem.’ This is why I have to tell you this: If you listen to black music, if you like black culture, if you have black friends, then this is your fight, too,” Gauff added. “It’s not your job, it’s not your duty, to open your mouth to say Lil Uzi Vert is my favorite artist but I don’t care what happened to George Floyd? Now how does that make sense?”So I demand change now. And it’s sad that it takes another black man’s life to be lost for all of this to happen, but we have to understand that this has been going on for years. This is not just about George Floyd. This is about Trayvon Martin. This is about Eric Garner. This is about Breonna Taylor.”This is about stuff that’s been happening.”last_img read more

94-year-old FL man fatally shot wife because she had dementia

first_imgA 94-year-old man is behind bars on first-degree murder charges after fatally shooting his wife because she had dementia, according to the Venice Police Department.Wayne Juhlin killed his 80-year-old wife in their Florida home Monday evening.Juhlin then turned the gun on himself in an attempt to take his own life, but the weapon malfunctioned.After his failed suicide attempt, he called the police to report that his wife was dead.Juhlin was arrested and charged with first-degree premeditated murder.He is currently at the Sarasota County Jail.last_img read more

Friesen sparks Wranglers past Nitros in KIJHL Championship opener

first_imgThe hosts outshot the Wranglers 11-3 in the frame.Kimberley maintain the lead until Friesen set up Kolby Page with the game-tying marker in the third period.100 Mile House kept up the pressure, out shooting the Nitros 10-6 in the period, until Friesen beat Tyson Brouwer for the winnner.100 Mile House, defeating Summerland Steam to advance to the KIJHL final,  held a 27-23 shots advantage in the game.The series shifts to 100 Mile House for Games three and four of the series Tuesday and Wednesday. The road back to the top of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League hit a pothole for defending champion Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday in the Bavarian City.Ryan Friesen scored the game-winner with six minutes remaining in the game to spark the 100 Mile House Wranglers to a 2-1 win over the Dynamiters in Game one of the League Championship series.The Wranglers now secured home-ice advantage as the team prepare for Game two of the best-of-seven series Sunday in Kimberley.Kimberley opened the scoring in the game as Jordan Busch scored a power play marker with assists by Sawyer Hunt and Jared Marchi seven minutes into the first period.last_img read more