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Daytona finish still the hottest topic

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first_imgNOTEBOOK “I’m glad they didn’t throw the caution,” said Elliott Sadler, who will be making his first Auto Club 500 start Sunday at California Speedway in a Dodge. “This is our Super Bowl of racing. Don’t make it where NASCAR should be that much involved in who won the race. Let the boys race and it ended up being a great finish. “It’s a tough thing and will keep us talking for a long time.” CUTTING BACK Martin raced full-time in Cup for Jack Roush in 2006 after announcing he would retire following the 2005 season. In fact, Martin ran 65 races last year. “I’ll be running half that this year,” Martin said. “Instead of having three weekends off from Daytona 500 until Thanksgiving, I’m going to have 19 weekends off. So I’m really scaling back.” GETTING ADJUSTED David Gilliland’s life was turned upside-down by winning the pole at Daytona in the season opener. It was just a year ago that he failed to qualify for the Busch Series Stater Bros. 300 while driving for Corona businessman Clay Andrews. “The things that are strange to me are all the media, appearances and commercial stuff,” Gilliland said. “Things like that don’t come natural to me. “Driving comes naturally to me. I feel like I’ve been able to succeed at that. The media stuff I still need to work on. But it’s been fun, and I’ve gotten better and better at it. “I want to stay here, I want to be part of Cup for a long time. I have to perform to stay, that’s what drives me.” COMING HOME Gilliland isn’t the only driver returning home. Ron HornadayJr. gained his West Coast reputation racing out of Palmdale before heading to North Carolina and landing a job with the late Dale Earnhardt. On Friday night in the San Bernardino 200, Hornaday was in a Chevy truck owned by Bakersfield’s Kevin Harvick. “Coming home, you can see how special it is with these fans,” Hornaday said. “Coming home to our home track and see all your family and all the smiling faces you used to race with is just cool.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FONTANA – The NASCAR Nextel Cup speed circus has crossed the country, but its drivers can’t get the wild finish at the Daytona 500 out of their rear-view mirrors. Kevin Harvick edged Mark Martin by 0.020 seconds in the season opener while the field crashed behind them. NASCAR did not wave a caution flag, and it has set off controversy from here to Florida. center_img “Every NBA Finals, the referees let the guys play a little more. Every Super Bowl … they let the defensive backs play the receivers a little tighter. It’s not that it’s special rules. It’s a big game, a big stage. Let the boys race for it.” David Stemme, who finished 11th in the race, said despite watching the replay several times he still is undecided. “I leave that up to NASCAR, and they always make pretty good decisions,” Stemme said. “It was nuts. You only have that problem at Daytona and Michigan where the cars are in such a big pack it’s hard to figure out where everybody ends up.” Jimmie Johnson, the defending Nextel Cup champion, said he doesn’t have an opinion. “I can see both sides of it,” he said. “After watching Mark Martin’s gracious interviews afterward, I really don’t know. If we want consistency, and that’s what we’re all after, if the caution comes out and Mark is the winner; and if it doesn’t come out, Kevin’s the winner. last_img read more

‘If one team leaves pitch due to racism, others will follow’

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first_img“If one team walked off the pitch it would send a message… FIFA can’t throw every team out of the tournament.”@DarrenBent blasts FIFA for not dealing with racism as he tells Alan & @Laura_Woodsy he fully expects players to be racially abused during the World Cup in Russia 😔 pic.twitter.com/NDk9rMWLtK— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) June 7, 2018https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js 1 Darren Bent believes teams SHOULD walk off the pitch if players are racially abused at the World Cup, despite England manager Gareth Southgate telling his men not to.Ahead of this summer’s tournament in Russia, where racism has plagued the game for many years, there are fears players will be targeted by racist chants during games.England defender Danny Rose has told his family not to travel to support him at his first World Cup, due to fears over their safety, while John Barnes joined talkSPORT this week to debate the possibility of teams leaving the field if they are subjected to abuse from the stands.Southgate said in a press conference on Wednesday that, while in an ideal world he would want his players to walk off the pitch, realistically it may threaten their participation in the tournament.But former England striker Bent believes that if one team takes a stand, others will follow suit, which would make it impossible for FIFA to punish teams if they abandon games.Speaking on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the 34-year-old said: “If a team is getting racially abused, how can you punish the team for being punished?“Like the NFL thing last season where the players were kneeling, I believe if one team were to walk off the pitch, take a stand and say, ‘we’re not going to tolerate this’, that would send a message to the whole of the tournament.“I think you’d start seeing other teams walk off the pitch too.“And then what do they [FIFA] do? They can’t start throwing all the teams out of the tournament.”Listen to the full clip of Darren Bent on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast below:center_img Listen to the full clip of Darren Bent on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast below last_img read more

GOVT MUST ACT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION – McMONAGLE

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first_imgMayor Paschal Blake and Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle with the Staff and Voluntary Mangement of Letterkenny CDP supporting the White Ribbon CampaignLetterkenny Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle has called on     the Government to deliver on the Programme for Government commitment to consolidate and reform domestic violence legislation.The Sinn Fein Councillor said yesterday marked the first of 16 days of action against violence against women. The Programme for Government commits to delivering consolidated and reformed domestic violence legislation.“Despite one in five women experiencing domestic violence the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Alan Shatter, has stated on regular occasions that he has more urgent legislative matters to attend to in respect of the troika programme. This is just not good enough when one reads the statistics from last year’s Women’s Aid Annual Report.”In the Women’s Aid annual report for 2012, there were shocking details of the extent of Domestic Violence visited upon women including, 14,792 incidents of Domestic Violence. Amongst the other statistics released were 9,912 incidents of emotional abuse, 2,859 reports of physical abuse and 1,554 incidents of financial abuse. There were also 467 incidents of sexual abuse including 176 rapes.“With regards the European Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence the Justice Minister has cited property rights as a difficultly to Ireland signing up, but has not offered any solutions. “Domestic violence is a very real and increasing problem for women and their children that need’s an urgent response from government, not just in delivering on its legislative commitments but also in ensuring the necessary supports and services are appropriately resourced.” GOVT MUST ACT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION – McMONAGLE was last modified: November 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gerry mcmonagleSinn Feinlast_img read more

Miss Heritage Free State talks about discovering her identity

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first_imgPlay Your Part ambassador Reabetswe Mabine says celebrating your heritage is more than just your attire and your cultural norms.Reabetswe Mabine, a Play Your Part ambassador, says everyone is called for something. “It is important to use your gifts and talents in making South Africa a better place.” (Image: Hlasela TV Online)Melissa JavanReabetswe Mabine, Miss Heritage Free State 2016, says she celebrates her heritage daily. The 22-year-old learned during her time as Miss Heritage that heritage did not particularly have to do with dress or specific cultural norms.“If it was so, I would only be of relevance on Heritage Day,” she says, laughing.“You need to remember the concept of our identity holistically, that is: who we are, where we have come from as a society and as individuals, as well as where we are going.“All of this creates a sense of heritage,” she says. “Therefore how I celebrate my heritage on a daily basis is by remembering my identity in Christ.”Mabine is also an avid reader – her favourite books include the Bible and The Lady: The Life and Times of Winnie Mandela by Emma Gilbey.She spoke about herself and her role as Miss Heritage Free State in a Q&A with Brand South Africa.What prompted you to want to make an impact in your community?I have been involved with community projects since I was about 20. That is when I started identifying the various needs among primary- and high school female learners.I entered my first pageant, and while engaging with these young ladies, I would notice some of the socio-economic problems they faced on a daily basis.There is the need for empowerment, in terms of one-on-one mentorship. [Many of them also need] school uniforms and sanitary towels.I want to enable them to become successful individuals in society despite coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.In what projects are you involved?I am mainly involved with projects that have to do with building the confidence of the girl child, thus providing her with the necessary tools to succeed in life. These may be anything from collecting sanitary towels, to bursaries, to matric farewell dresses.What were the highlights of your year as Miss Heritage Free State?My highlight of the pageant was when I won of course. But most importantly, when my initial purpose of entering the pageant was fulfilled, which was to discover my identity as a young individual and stand firm in it.This was manifested when I started speaking and mentoring young girls in the province. Encouraging them to know who they are and strive to achieve their dreams regardless of their circumstances.[I relate to them] because many times I felt disadvantaged in achieving my dreams merely because of my background.Do you use technology and social media to spread your message?Yes, as a millennial and a communications major at the University of the Free State, I have come to learn that social media has become one of the biggest platforms in terms of spreading a message. It is also largely accessible by most people.Therefore, I use my Facebook, Instagram and even WhatsApp accounts to encourage people and get support for whichever worthy cause or project that I am busy with at that moment.Why should all South Africans play their part in their communities and be brand ambassadors for South Africa?They say that two is better than one – read Ecclesiastes 4:9. Therefore, it will not only take the government’s intervention to correct the wrongs of the country. Each citizen playing an active role, however small it may be, to salvage our country’s current situation.How do you start making a difference in your community?Start small. Find what you are most passionate about and go find the need for that thing.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Google Wave Sandbox is Now Open for Federation

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first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google just opened the Google Wave developer sandbox for federation. Developers can now begin prototyping tools against WaveSandbox.com. Google tested earlier versions of Wave with a small number of developers on the Wave sandbox and this server will now become the platform for testing interoperability between different Wave servers. Google also released a how-to document that explains how to set up a Java-based Wave server over the weekend. More details about how to implement the Wave Federation Protocol can be found here.Running Wave on Your Own ServerDevelopers who want to run their own Wave server can find all the necessary information for setting up a Wave Federation Prototype Server in these documents. The server is written in Java and should run on Windows, OSX and Linux-based machines. In the documentation, the Wave team explains how to run the server as an extension to the open source OpenFire XMPP server, though any XEP-00114 compatible XMPP server should be able to talk to the Wave server. The Google Wave team points out that this is not even close to the final implementation of the Wave protocol and that things will inevitably change. The team also asks developers to contribute to the development of the Wave prototype server.As we pointed out last week, the federation protocol is an integral part of Google’s plans for Wave. If Google wants Wave to compete with email, it will have to create a distributed network of providers and this is a first step in that direction. center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Somewhere between a rock and a hard place

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first_imgby JoDee ChristiansonHave you ever heard someone say, “I feel like I am caught somewhere between a rock and a hard place?” Growing up on dairy farm in central MN I learned this statement in the physical sense and in the hypothetical. The physical example being when you are out disking the fields and you get a rock stuck between the disk blades you have to pry it loose. If left alone the rock can be damaging to the equipment and ineffective in getting the job done. The hypothetical sense is when you’re faced with making a difficult decision as a result of change in your life made by an outside source (deployments, employers, health diagnosis). The irony in this statement is that I haven’t thought about it in years, but it couldn’t explain my current situation better. In reflection, I owe this trip down memory lane to my recent participation in a four day online conference hosted by the Military Families Learning Network, September 24-27, 2017.It’s important to bring you up to speed on what had been going on in my life in the two months prior to the conference, to fully understand how I found myself somewhere between a rock and a hard place. In July of this year, my oldest son underwent a second major airway reconstruction surgery for a congenital airway anomaly he has had since birth. During this time and the month that followed, I took intermittent family leave from work.We had been through a similar surgery with my son six years prior, so we went into this surgery with confidence and much anticipation for a great outcome, knowing we had been down this path before. We would get through it, and would be back to life as usual, before we knew it. As it turns out, we were confident in the process, but overlooked all of the emotions and sacrifices that came with this life changing moment. Those memories seemed to have faded in that six-year gap between surgeries. We again faced fear versus hope and a lack of trust versus connection and vulnerability. All of those things came back in full swing. As it turned out, even after a twelve-day stay in the ICU, my son healed remarkably quickly. Our stay in Philadelphia, PA for the surgery lessoned from an anticipated 12 weeks to only 4 weeks. The separation from my other two children, ages 6 and 3, lessoned from 12 weeks to 4 weeks, and my time away from work also lessoned from 12 weeks to 4 weeks. Which is great, right? I could get right back into it, work, family, and the kids starting a new school year on time, no problem. Because external healing equates internal healing, right? Wrong! I had been back to work for just 2 weeks when we had a medical emergency with my son, and knew we would have to return to Philadelphia. This set back was paired almost simultaneously with an organizational change within my job. On August 20th we came home from Philadelphia, by August 25th I received news that my supervisor would be changing, and by September 4th my son would have a medical event that stopped my world from spinning. I was cloaked in fear and guilt, looking back at the two weeks from the time of his event to the time we heard the Dr. say, “everything is okay”, I don’t recall doing anything outside of breathing.My son and I returned home September 16th to mountains of prayers that had been met, and the relief of those around us. Two days after our return home from Philadelphia, I was back to work. Relieved and refreshed of course, or so I thought I should have been. But really I hadn’t had time to deal with what all had happened and I was finding myself in the middle of two conflicting changes in my life, both completely out of my control. Everyone around me saw me smile, nod, and heard me say “uh-huh…yes that sounds great.” But I was absolutely paralyzed inside. I had experienced a traumatic event with my son and I was shutting down. What seemed a small shift at work, became profound and an easy target for blame and anger. I was shutting down. I was caught between a rock and a hard place.Enter, the MFLN online conference “Learning through Change: Adapt. Grow. Thrive.” Whether you believe in divine intervention or not, someone was definitely throwing me a life vest. It was up to me to put it on and so I registered and committed to attending each session of the 4-day conference.Now, remember when I talked about the rock in the disk blades when you’re out in the field? In order to dislodge that rock you need some tools — usually a crow bar, but you also need things like determination and persistence, and then with that, you literally have to pry and jolt that rock loose. Dr. Charles Figley’s keynote presentation “Seasons of Change: Promoting Growth during Times of Uncertainty” was my first jolt. I connected with what he had to say, I realized that caring for my son put me in the field of Compassion Fatigue. After the conclusion of his presentation, I spent the next hour clicking through every suggested resource. I reaped all that YouTube had to offer in regards to Dr. Figley’s research, applying it to my personal and professional situations.Feeling that rock, give way just a little after day one, my gateway had been opened. My next jolt came though the presentation by Trisha Wohlfeil titled, “Rising Strong ™ When Faced with Professional Change: My Story, My Ending”. I will forever be grateful for her introduction to the work of Dr. Brene Brown. What a profound message behind sharing your story. Again, I found myself in a click storm of resources that had been shared through the conference’s group chat feature; each one offering a jolt, producing movement. The power of vulnerability; bam! Listening to Shame; bam! To do so “daring greatly”, bam!Now, it would be wonderful to share that this conference has allowed me to completely break free from the hard places that hold on to me so tightly, but I don’t believe that was the purpose. Rather, just as no one presenter, community worker, or military family specialist can make that breakthrough for the audience they are working with. This conference provided connection to resources, tools and a place, for me to begin the work, which I need to do, to lean into, and “learn through change”!JoDee Christianson is a SNAP-Ed Educator with the University of Minnesota, Extension. JoDee is also a spouse, a parent caring for two sons with special medical needs and their sister, amidst the hardwoods of Minnesota.last_img read more

9 games, 9 days: Gilas PH opens Jones Cup bid vs Canada

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first_imgAfter taking on Canada’s 3D Global Sports on that day, the Filipinos will clash with Taipei A, Taipei B, Japan, South Korea, Iraq, Lithuania, India and Iran in what could be the title game on the 23rd.Iran has been the most dominant force in the tournament in recent years, with five championships in the last eight years. In 2013, the Filipinos failed to defend the crown by losing to the Iranians.“This year’s Jones Cup field is tough. Nine games in nine days,” said Gilas coach Chot Reyes, the first Filipino coach to win the event.The Jones Cup is a single-round tournament that awards the championship to the team with the best record on the final day, making it interesting that the committee scheduled the Filipinos and the Iranians to collide in the final day.Team Philippines will also be defending its gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games slated in Kuala Lumpur in August, before playing in the Fiba Asia Championship in Lebanon later that month.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Priming up for two important regional events in the next two months, Gilas Pilipinas opens up its hectic Jones Cup Invitational schedule against Canada on July 15 as the country hopes to win the event for the fifth time and retain the championship using its national team.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games It will be nine games in as many days for the Filipinos, who will be bringing in one import in Mike Myers and will be parading Kobe Paras as a National for the first time in front of the world.Paras will be joined by former collegiate phenom Kiefer Ravena and members of the Cadet pool all seeing action in the PBA now, counting Jio Jalalon and Matthew Wright, who were with pro veterans that bamboozled the opposition in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association championship in Manila two months ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRavena and Paras are, without a doubt, the finest talents in the amateurs today with Ravena contemplating on turning pro later in the year.Myers has been in the country for weeks now, originally listed to see action for TNT KaTropa in the PBA, while Paras and Ravena headed straight to Gilas camp after bannering the PH 3X3 team. LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img Double Grand Slam for SMB? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View commentslast_img read more

Union secretaries call on Mehbooba, brief her about central

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first_imgdev projects in J&KSrinagar, Jul 31 (PTI) A group of Union secretaries, led by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, today called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and briefed her about the execution of development plans by various union ministries in the state under the Prime Ministers Development Package (PMDP).The Chief Minister asked the union secretaries to expedite the release of funds to the state through various union ministries so that the works are accomplished on time, an official spokesman said here.She said given the limited working season in the state, the fund release need to be expedited further, he said.Mehbooba laid emphasis on pacing up skill development and development of sports infrastructure besides upgradation of key infrastructure, power, urban development and other core sectors in the state.She said youth development is the top agenda of her government and any programme aimed at their welfare should be expedited and prioritised accordingly.The Chief Minister received a briefing on the activities by various ministries in this regard, the spokesman said.She specifically asked for setting up of incubation centres for skill development and employability of youth besides working on corporate linkages for their absorption.Mehbooba suggested crafting of a specific skill development programme for the victims of pellet injuries in the state.The Chief Minister also asked for adequate and timely funding for various sports infrastructure development projects besides opening of a regional unit of the Sports Authority of India to coordinate sporting activities in the state. PTI MIJ AQSadvertisementlast_img read more

O’s Cruz Past Yankees, 6-1

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first_imgNEW YORK  — Nelson Cruz has been hitting homers all season. J.J. Hardy finally got in on the fun Saturday, against a likely opponent.Cruz hit his 23rd home run, Hardy connected for his first of the year and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 6-1 after starter Bud Norris left with tightness in his right groin.Adam Jones and Steve Pearce also went deep off struggling soft-tosser Vidal Nuno, helping the Orioles rebound after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth inning of a 5-3 loss Friday night.“Big win for us,” Hardy said. Cruz and Pearce each had a two-run shot. Hardy ended a drought of 339 at-bats that dated to last September. “It definitely felt nice,” he said. “I felt like I forgot how to do it.”“I think it probably is a little bit of a relief. I started to question myself if I ever was going to hit one again,” Hardy added.Mark Teixeira hit his 12th home run for the Yankees, who had won four straight and eight of 10, but that was all they managed against Norris and three relievers.During a pregame ceremony on the field, former New York first baseman Tino Martinez was honored with a plaque to be placed in Monument Park.Making his first start against the Yankees, Norris (7-5) allowed three hits in five innings and matched a career high by winning his fourth straight start. He warmed up on the mound for the sixth but was pulled for Ryan Webb, who pitched two scoreless innings.Tommy Hunter got the final five outs. Norris said he felt something “kind of funny” while throwing a fastball in the fifth.“It kind of grabbed on me,” he said. “I’ve had groin stuff before, especially my left one but not necessarily my right one. You’ve got to be real careful with those.”“I could see it getting a little worse and I wanted to be smart, but really, hats off to the offense for scoring and to the bullpen for picking me up,” Norris added. “Pretty sore right now.”Orioles Manager Buck Showalter said Norris probably will pitch the night game of a split doubleheader June 20 against Tampa Bay, but the right-hander said it was too soon to tell. “We’ve got other options, but I’m hoping we caught it in time,” Showalter said.Pressed into the rotation because of injuries to CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda, Nuno (1-4) is having a hard time with the homer-friendly dimensions atYankee Stadium. He was rocked in his previous outing in Oakland and is 0-4 since beating the Los Angeles Angels on May 7.“This is what we have. And as I said, it’s not like there’s just starting pitchers lying around out there,” New York Manager Joe Girardi said, explaining that Nuno will stay in the rotation. “Right now, this is what it is.”The left-hander yielded five runs — four earned — and six hits in 6 1-3 innings. He allowed three home runs and has served up 13 in 39 1-3 innings this season at home, where he is 0-3 with a 7.09 ERA.“My fastball today, I just left it up too much,” Nuno said. “I trusted all my stuff today. No regrets and everything, but they just got to my fastball.”Jones hit a solo shot with two outs in the first and drew a leadoff walk in the fourth before Cruz connected. Cruz began the day one home run behind Toronto slugger Edwin Encarnacion for the major league lead.“He’s carried us along a lot of the season,” Hardy said.Pearce’s drive made it 5-1 in the fifth, and Hardy went deep off Jose Ramirez in the eighth for his 159th career homer and first since Sept. 5, 2013, against Jose Quintana of the Chicago White Sox. “We like hitting home runs,” Jones said.Back in the dugout, Hardy got the silent treatment. He threw sunflower seeds on himself and was doused with water by Cruz.The two-time All-Star shortstop has hit at least 22 home runs five times, including a career-high 30 with Baltimore in 2011.“Normally I just put my head down and run. This time I kind of watched a little bit to make sure that it got up,” Hardy said. “As I was rounding third, I looked into the dugout and no one had moved. So I kind of knew that they were going to sit there.”(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

WWE RAW: I will put you down, Triple H tells The Undertaker

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first_imgTriple H will be facing The Undertaker at the WWE Super Show-Down scheduled for October in Melbourne in Australia, and ‘The Game’ arrived on Monday Night Raw to give a fitting answer to ‘The Phenom’.After the legendary Superstar appeared on Raw last week to menace Shawn Michaels over HBK’s prediction that The Game would prevail in the Last Time Ever, Triple H came to Raw to offer a rebuttal.Having initially surmised that Undertaker had violated the spirit of “mutual respect” Triple H had intended the bout to embody, The Game decided upon further reflection that the opposite was true: Undertaker had lost respect for himself.According to the WWE COO, The Deadman knew his four WrestleMania matches with Triple H and HBK – “his last, epic moments of greatness” – had diminished him in the long run and amounted to the beginning of the end of his legend.All that was left, The King of Kings said, was a “reputation” who blamed Triple H and Michaels for his mystique’s “demise” but couldn’t bring himself to confront his foe face-to-face.The Game did, however, agree with one thing Undertaker said.Now it’s personal. And he ended his message to The Phenom in personal fashion: “Out of the last little bit of respect I have left for you, Deadman, I will put you down.”Mick Foley to be guest referee Roman Reigns-Braun Strowman matchThe latest episode of Raw also marked the 20th anniversary of the now legendary fight against The Undertaker in the Hell in a Cell structure.advertisementRaw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon put aside her differences with Mick Foley and came to an agreement that Foley would be the Special Guest Referee for the Universal Title Match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman inside Hell in a Cell this Sunday.The issue, however, was that he announced this right as Elias had been preparing to serenade New Orleans with his musical genius, and The Living Truth wasn’t about to let Foley’s emotional speech pass without incident.In fact, Elias was so vocally unimpressed with Foley’s decision, his history, and Foley himself, that he told the WWE Hall of Famer to “shut his mouth.”Other Results – Universal Champion Roman Reigns attacked Braun StrowmanFinn Balor defeated EliasThe Shield confronted Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyreRaw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and Natalya defeated Alexa Bliss and Mickie JamesBobby Roode and Chad Gable defeated The Ascension(With inputs from WWE)last_img read more