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Chautauqua County Health Department Investigating New COVID-19 Cluster

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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department says they are looking into a new cluster of COVID-19 cases.Leaders report at least 11 people over the past week were infected after attending a private event in northern Chautauqua County.No other information was released about the investigation. WNY News Now will continue to follow this story and bring updates online at WNYNewsNow.com and on our mobile app.On Thursday a dozen new cases of the virus were reported in the county, with 128 people now actively sickened with the virus. Of the new cases, five are in Dunkirk, with two in Clymer and one in Jamestown, Lakewood, Fredonia, Brocton and Silver Creek.Out of the active cases, ten are employees and 44 are residents of Tanglewood Manor’s outbreak. A total of 8 employees and 42 residents of the facility have since recovered.There are now 16 people in the hospital locally because of COVID-19, that number down two from Wednesday’s update.To date 783 people have recovered from the virus with 13 related deaths and 924 cases total.last_img read more

Tocolo Cantina: Upscale Mexican in Garden City

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Chef Alexis Samayoa worries that patrons will expect stereotypical Mexican food when visiting his restaurant in Garden City, Tocolo Cantina. Busy Long Islanders, he fears, will favor a quick and easy taco or burrito over his upscale fare.Samayoa recently opened his 98-seat hotspot in hopes that locals have discovered a sense of pleasure in eating, especially flavors from south of the border. But, as I walked in and found a table in the dining room adorned with retro wood paneling, green copper and tile, I realized that a glimmer of the chef’s New York City inspired food flair has found its way to the isle.The Yucateco ($12), a mango, habanero chile, red onion and red bell pepper guacamole, which hit the table first, was split with a friend over homemade chips. They are warm and magical. A pleasant surprise to start the evening.A large, 10-seat-wide bar stood against the opposite wall, stocked with an abundance of tequila, mezcal, gin, vodka and other spirits, making the restaurant seem even larger at first glance from my corner booth. I skipped the margaritas after only sips and traded in for the chef’s special “happy juice,” a sweet sangria that hits the mark.One party at the center communal table seemed to be having a similar epiphany with pitchers in abundance. The manager tells us the cork board panels above are meant to counter the noisy buzz, which tends to fill new restaurants. The steady flow of wandering nomads from Westbury Plaza can surely be counted on to test their new soundproof ceiling.Tangy arugula ($11) and tenderly sweet green kale salads ($12) are placed on the table by our waitress, who remained attentive throughout the meal with tidbits of information about co-owners Lloyd Rosenman, Todd Birnbaum and Coby Rejwan, whose earlier years in northern California inspired the photography on the walls.I can see the chef spotted me from the open kitchen already and watches as I bite into one of a pair of lamb tacos ($12)—perhaps my favorite dish of the evening. I ask the waitress for the recipe, but am told it may be too difficult for the average home cook to prepare. Alas, the secret remains just that.The chicken ($9) and al pastor ($9) tacos are also nice, but the latter is better and more flavorful. I am still reeling from the lamb tacos and the slice of pineapple which topped the al pastor tacos minutes into the next entree. Every ingredient is chosen specifically for its ability to enhance its counterparts and the pineapple, which burst with flavor in my mouth, was imported from Hawaii for its intensity.Samayoa attributes years of tutelage under WD-50 chef Wylie Dufresne, and Empellón’s Alex Stupak, for the bold splashy tastes and presentation on display at his restaurant.And so, I’m expecting a scallop ($14) and snapper ceviche ($14) next, to match the previous dish’s efforts but am underwhelmed by their subtlety despite the array of beautiful colors that fill the plate. The prickly pear crunch is a bit off putting for non-native eaters alongside the tender scallops, which are in the dishes defense, cooked perfectly, but yearning for the bite that tends to accustom bolder ceviches. The snapper is acidic and has a kick—balanced only by slices of cool avocado.I could forego the fact that the blue corn tortilla quesadilla ($11) with chihuahua cheese, green chillies and salsa pasilla (a smoky, somewhat fruity Oaxacan sauce), didn’t have chicken in it after biting into some of the better and more authentic quesadillas I’ve had in my life. Perhaps Tocolo Cantina is Long Island’s most authentic Mexican restaurant?A somewhat messy dish followed by another messy fundidos tray was enough for me to be covered in a bevy of sauces. Not an unpleasant experience.The rest of my party made haste of the larger plates, setting their sights on dessert even after being delivered a platter of hanger steak ($28) and fideos ($28), what seems to be a Mexican paella of fried noodle, chorizo, clams and shrimp. I pick the shellfish off for myself, nearly mistaking the large shrimp for prawns.No one said no to the tres leches cake ($8), a delicate dessert with tender mango and kiwi sprinkled over its top, or the churros ($8). With the check were two complimentary hot chocolate shots, not meant to be an actual gulp, but a sweet end to a filling feast.Tocolo Cantina, 920 Old Country Rd., Garden City. 516-222-0060. tocolocantina.comVERY GOOD LOCALE Quite large, and inviting 98-seat restaurant that caters to larger parties with booths that ring around the corners of the restaurant and two larger communal tables for parties. Seats are available at tables for smaller parties of two. Full wheelchair access.PRICE POINT Prices range from $8-$12 for small plates and $18-$31 for larger entrees. All desserts are fixed at $8 each.RECOMMENDATIONS Yucateco, snapper ceviche, quesadilla, lamb tacos, al pastor tacos, pollo asado, parilla, churros, and tres leches. To drink: “happy juice” sangria, Mango Habanero Margarita and Smokey Y El Bandito.HOURS Lunch: Sunday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner: Sunday to Thursday, 3 to 10 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 3 to 11 p.m.RATING Excellent, Very Good, Good, Decent, Not Worth Visiting.last_img read more

Gold Coast family swap rural home for one near the ocean

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first_imgA family snapped up no. 16 Back St, Biggera Waters at auction last week.A YOUNG family will trade their rural lifestyle for one on the coastline after snapping up a waterfront home at auction.The Maudsland residents offered $1.2 million to secure the Biggera Waters property on Back St.They were one of four registered bidders vying for the property’s keys at an in-room auction event on Tuesday night. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 An interested buyer from Sydney flew up to attend the auction.Mr Booth said the young family were determined to make the house theirs.“The water for them was a big reason,” he said.The double-storey residence fronts the canal and is a short walk to the Broadwater.It has high vaulted ceilings, an open floorplan, louvre windows and modern fixtures and fittings.The gourmet-style granite kitchen has a butler’s pantry while an upstairs balcony offers sweeping views of the picturesque canal.An entertainment deck and pool in the backyard overlook the water.The sellers built it as a “forever” home but never lived in it.“They bought the land and then they built the property on it,” Mr Booth said.Despite the downturn seen in property markets across the country, particularly Melbourne and Sydney, Mr Booth said the Gold Coast’s was performing quite well. MORE NEWS: New suburb in the running to become Coast’s most expensive jessica.brown@news.com.au He said the Ray White Sovereign Islands office had recorded several million-dollar sales in the past few months.This includes an Arundel house that sold for $1.115 million in March, an Ephraim Island penthouse that fetched $1,927,500 in January as well as a Sovereign Islands mansion that was snapped up for $2.2 million in January. Mr Booth said a string of other properties had sold before auction, which showed there was still competition in the market.“I think there’s a lot of activity around at the moment, I think (the Coast) is bucking the trend, from my perspective,” he said.“It’s been a good start to the year.”center_img The near-new home hasn’t been lived in.Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Mitchell Booth said while it was the only property to sell under the hammer, many of the others had sold prior or were being negotiated with buyers after the event.“We had a really good turn out,” he said.“We had nine (properties) and of the nine, three of them had sold prior to auction.”Mr Booth said the five-bedroom Biggera Waters property, which was on the market for about a month before selling, attracted prospective buyers in droves.“We had 48 groups come through the property,” he said.“We had a group from Sydney fly up prior to the auction too.”The bidding started at $900,000 before quickly climbing to $1.2 million when the hammer came down. MORE NEWS: Waterfront home a real class act Four registered bidders were vying for the keys at auction on Tuesday night.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago They were attracted to the home’s waterfront position. It sold for $1.2 million under the hammer.last_img read more

GasLog Partners secures two LNG charter deals

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first_imgImage courtesy of GasLogNew York-listed GasLog Partners, a unit of LNG shipper GasLog, said it had entered into two charter deals with an unnamed new customer.The deal includes options for an additional two charters.Under the new deals, GasLog Partners will charter the 155,000-cbm tri-fuel diesel electric LNG carrier GasLog Santiago for a period of three and a half years begining in the third quarter od 2018, it said in its statement on Friday.The carrier built in 2013 is currently on a multi-year time charter with a unit of Shell through July 2018.The vessel will undergo a scheduled drydocking during the second quarter of 2018, at which time the company intends to enhance the vessel’s future marketability through the installation of a reliquefaction module ahead of commencing its new charter, the statement said.As part of the second charter deal, the MLP will charter a 145,000-cbm steam vessel, either Methane Jane Elizabeth or Methane Alison Victoria, for one year starting in the fourth quarter of 2019.The two vessels built in 2006 and 2007, respectively, are currently also on a time charter with a unit of Shell. Methane Jane Elizabeth’s charter ends in October 2019 while Methane Alison Victoria’s charter concludes in December 2019.The unnamed charterer has options to extend the GasLog Santiago charter for up to an additional seven years and the steam vessel charter for up to an additional four years, both at “escalating rates”, GasLog Partners said.Andy Orekar, Chief Executive Officer of GasLog Partners said in the statement he was pleased to announce the signing of these charter agreements with a new, “high-quality counterparty.”“These charters will provide continuous employment for GasLog Santiago and either Methane Jane Elizabeth or Methane Alison Victoria, increase the partnership’s contracted revenue visibility, diversify our customer base and support our year-on-year distribution growth guidance of 5% to 7% in 2018,” Orekar added.last_img read more

Dec. County Lincoln day dinner canceled

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first_imgGreensburg, IN— Decatur County Republican Party Chairman Nate Harter has announced today that the April 24 Decatur County Lincoln Day Dinner featuring U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has been canceled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Harter said, “The devastation caused by COVID-19 has been real in Decatur County, costing people their health, and in too many cases, their lives. We cannot in good conscience continue to plan for a gathering of 1,000 or more to celebrate our conservative principles- at least not until the crisis has passed.”“Watching our community rally together gives me confidence that we will revisit hosting this event for southeastern Indiana in the coming months. Until that time, my team will of course be issuing refunds of tickets already purchased, automatically and with no process required. We will continue to discuss the possibility of rescheduling with Senator Cruz, who has been very gracious during this trying time. Stay tuned to our page on Facebook, Decatur County Republican Party for more information and updates about this event and other party functions.”Lincoln Day Dinners are annual Republican Party fundraisers held in counties across America. Once rescheduled, this year’s Decatur County Lincoln Day Dinner will be held in the county seat of Greensburg, located halfway between Cincinnati and Indianapolis, and in close proximity to Louisville, Dayton, and Columbus.Donations to offset the initial outlay costs of deposits and event planning may be directed to the Decatur County Republican Party, P.O. Box 181, Greensburg, IN 47240.last_img read more

Nadal, Raonic, Others Hit Q’finals

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first_imgGrigor Dimitrov beat injury-hit Denis Istomin to progress, and will face David Goffin, who overcame eighth seed Dominic Thiem.Nadal, who has struggled with injuries, is seeking his first major since claiming his 14th Grand Slam at the 2014 French Open.He had difficulty converting break points – six of 17 – but clinched victory over Monfils with his second match point, on the sixth seed’s serve.The Spaniard had cruised through the first two sets, but lost the third and was a break down in the fourth before sealing victory in two hours and 56 minutes.“Now I feel a little bit tired. But probably tomorrow [Tuesday] a bit better and hopefully after tomorrow perfect,” said Nadal, who is in his 30th major quarter-final, but first since Paris in 2015.“Against Milos Raonic I just need to play very, very well. He is the third player in the world, he beat me a couple of weeks ago in Brisbane and is a top player with an amazing serve.”Wimbledon finalist Raonic, 26, has reached the quarter-finals in Melbourne for the third consecutive year.Playing with a high fever, he rallied from 5-1 down in the first-set tie-breaker to win the opening set, but was then broken twice in the second.The 13th seed Bautista Agut then began to falter in the third set, when the roof at Hisense Arena was closed because of rain, and he later had to call for a trainer for a leg problem.Raonic duly took the third set and needed only 26 minutes to see out the fourth to win the match.“I was very fortunate to get through,” said Raonic, who hit 75 winners but also 55 unforced errors, including nine double faults.“There were moments where it wasn’t looking so good.”Bulgarian 15th seed Dimitrov, 25, came from behind to win 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 6-1 as Novak Djokovic’s conqueror Istomin struggled with a leg problem.Istomin, the bespectacled world number 117 from Uzbekistan, showed the effects of a demanding tournament.“Denis deserves all the credit for an unbelievable tournament, he has been on fire and he was striking the ball so well early in the match,” said Dimitrov.Goffin had earlier become the first Belgian man to reach the Melbourne last eight by beating Austrian Thiem.The 26-year-old 11th seed won 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 6-2 in soaring temperatures.Meanwhile, Johanna Konta faces the toughest task in tennis to beat Serena Williams, but she may have a secret weapon.Konta’s new coach Wim Fissette has guided all four of his previous charges to victories over Williams, and claims he knows how to make the Briton his fifth.Under Fissette, Kim Clijsters ousted Williams en route to winning the US Open in 2009, Sabine Lisicki beat her at Wimbledon in 2013, Simona Halep conceded just two games when she won at the WTA Championships in 2014 and last year, Victoria Azarenka overcame the American in the final at Indian Wells.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AUSTRALIAN OPENFormer champion, Rafael Nadal reached the 2017 Australian Open quarter-finals with a hard-fought four-set victory over Gael Monfils.The 30-year-old Spaniard, who is seeded ninth and won the tournament in 2009, beat the Frenchman 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-4.Nadal will face third seed Milos Raonic – who beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut – in the last eight tomorrow..Canadian Raonic, the highest seed left in the men’s singles, came through 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 6-4 6-1 against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard’s playmaking is more than a passing fancy for Clippers

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first_imgWhen he brought his talents to the Clippers a year ago, Kawhi Leonard arrived as a known winner, a gifted defender, a clinical scorer, the king of the good bounce.Turns out, when the 6-foot-7 wing has the ball in his hands as much as he does on the Clippers — his 32.8 percent usage rate (a calculation of the percent of plays in which he’s involved while on the floor) rates seventh in the NBA — he’s also an effective playmaker.Leonard’s 5.0 assists per game are a career high by 1.5 percent and represent the second-highest average on the team behind Lou Williams’ 5.7 per contest.In Saturday’s 126-103 runaway victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, Leonard supplemented his 24 points with five assists, all of them in the first half and all of them on made 3-pointers. It was a team high and it boosted Leonard’s season total to 263, eclipsing, in just 53 games, his previous highest single-season tally of 260. On a team with five players averaging more than 3.1 assists per game, the passing is just part of the job, Leonard said Saturday, via Zoom.“I gotta be one of the guys that gets in the paint, passes the ball,” said Leonard, who twice this season has had 10 assists, and in five games finished with nine dimes after previously never having recorded more than eight assists in a game.“Just really becoming that real true point guard. I have to step in that role a little bit more, bringing the ball up the floor, trying to get guys involved. That’s what I gotta do with this team.”He’s smart about it, of course, delivering a pass to an open Patrick Beverley on Saturday just when Pelican point guard Lonzo Ball took a half-step too far toward Leonard to recover.Another time, Leonard corralled a loose ball at center court and delivered a laser to Reggie Bullock, waiting on his periphery, who made another of the Clippers’ franchise record 25 3-pointers. There also was a textbook drive and dish to JaMychal Green in the corner, and a pass out of a double team to an open Paul George, for one of his eight 3-pointers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error I didn’t realize it in real time but this Kawhi Leonard pass to Landry Shamet is dumb as hell. I have no earthly idea how Kawhi even saw him. pic.twitter.com/oNo1qc1nFf— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) January 22, 2020center_img “It’s been amazing,” Rivers said. “I thought he set the tone the beginning of the game. You can tell. It’s funny, he was just passing, almost overpassing at times. You look up, he still had (18 points) at halftime, then he had the assists.“People are going to load up on Kawhi. They’re going to load up on P.G. The more we can make them pinpoint passers, the better our team will be.” Great pass by Kawhi here, who’s been distributing all night. Also, an incredible preseason business decision by Millsap. The veteran isn’t challenging Trezl on the roll in preseason, no sir. pic.twitter.com/NKZ4UfQrLw— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) October 11, 2019WINNING PLAYSLeonard’s early passing helped set up the Clippers for a successful Saturday, when they also got a noticeable lift from Beverley.The 6-1 sparkplug again was on a minutes restriction because he’s only recently returned after being away from the bubble to tend to a personal matter. But it’s hard to limit the man’s energy on the court — including, this time, for the start of the game.“He was awesome, that’s why we have him,” Rivers said, repeating it for good measure: “He was awesome.”In 18 minutes, Beverley went 3 for 6 from the floor (and 3 for 5 from deep), fought for four rebounds, assisted on three baskets and made a steal — though his impact was felt beyond what was recorded in the box score, Rivers said.“His spirit alone lifted us,” Rivers said. “He just makes so many unselfish plays. He’s incredible some of the things he does. Half the things that happen out there, he gets zero credit for in a stat sheet, yet the meaning for us on the floor is immeasurable.”last_img read more

Andre Ethier’s World Series hit could be fitting conclusion to his Dodgers career

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first_imgLOS ANGELES — Andre Ethier has appeared in more postseason games than anyone in Dodgers history. Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday was his 51st.Ethier, 35, might never play another game in a Dodgers uniform. The team will almost certainly decline his $17.5 million contract option for 2018. That doesn’t mean Ethier won’t be back. Even if he is paid a $2.5 million buyout, the Dodgers can always negotiate a new deal to keep him in Los Angeles for a 13th season.If Ethier does not return, his Dodgers career ended with a lasting memory. As a pinch hitter in the sixth inning of a 5-0 game, Ethier singled through the right side of the Astros’ infield to drive in the Dodgers’ only run. It was his first World Series hit at home.Related Articles Photos: Dodgers vs. Astros, World Series Game 7 Astros’ George Springer slugs his way to World Series MVP Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Yu Darvish’s World Series Game 7 start is a disaster for Dodgers Reaction to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Game 7 loss in the World Series against the Houston Astros Considering how the last two years have played out for Ethier, the ending was a fitting reward for his perseverance. Astros pounce early, top Dodgers for World Series title But in spring training the following year, Ethier fouled a ball off his leg, fracturing his tibia. He didn’t return to the field until Sept. 2016. By then he was relegated to pinch-hitting duties. Healthy again to begin the 2017 season, Ethier had a fresh opportunity to earn regular at-bats as the Dodgers’ primary left fielder. But another injury cropped up in spring training – this time a herniated disk in his back – and another season was thwarted. He did not recover until September.Video: What went wrong for the Dodgers?Ethier still found his way onto the Dodgers’ 25-man roster for all three postseason rounds. He started only two games but managed to collect four hits in 13 at-bats, including a home run in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.Now, he could enter the offseason among the key free agents the Dodgers’ front office must address.Reliever Brandon Morrow seems like the most likely to return. The right-hander forged a role as the primary set-up man to Kenley Jansen in a stalwart bullpen. Despite appearing in all seven World Series games, he was still touching 99 mph in Game 7.“I would love an opportunity to come back,” Morrow said after the game.Pitcher Tony Watson said he enjoyed his three months in Los Angeles after being acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates at the trade deadline. He was one of two impact left-handers out of the bullpen in the World Series along with Tony Cingrani. He made $5.6 million in 2017.Chase Utley’s veteran presence was often cited by teammates as instrumental among the Dodgers’ core leadership group. At 38, Utley was still useful as part of a lefty/righty platoon at second base with Logan Forsythe, who can also become a free agent if the Dodgers decline his 2018 contract option.Yu Darvish could become the most coveted pitcher in a potentially weak free agent class for starting pitchers. But the right-hander didn’t help his cause by throwing only 1⅔ innings in each of his World Series starts. He was the losing pitcher in the decisive Game 7.Curtis Granderson is even more certain to hit the free agent market. The 36-year-old outfielder looked like a shell of his former self after the Dodgers acquired him in an August trade with the New York Mets. He batted .161 in 36 regular-season games as a Dodger, and was left off the World Series roster.For Ethier, returning to the Dodgers would represent more than a sentimental victory lap at the end of a long career. It would be a just reward for his perseverance, and for a key contribution in the Dodgers’ most important game of the season.“Personally, he was great to me,” rookie first baseman Cody Bellinger said. “He helped me progress this year throughout the ups and downs. I’ve got to give him a lot of credit. That was awesome.” Dodgers fan: ‘L.A. is heartbroken’ Whicker: Astros leave Dodgers offense stranded in space Miller: An appreciation for a Dodgers team that delivered everything but what mattered most ‘Houston Strong’ prevails in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series against the Dodgers’ strongest efforts Ethier did not speak to reporters after Wednesday’s game.“He’s been here for 12 years with the same team,” Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson said. “That’s extremely hard to do. Obviously he’s doing a lot of things right and has a great mentality and outlook on how to handle baseball and adversity and everything.”Ethier looked rejuvenated in 2015, when he batted .294 with 14 home runs and 53 runs batted in. His 137 OPS-plus set a career high at age 33.last_img read more

Nebraska, Fred Hoiberg talking Cornhuskers job, report says

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first_imgThere are factors that have led Hoiberg to view Nebraska as the right fit, according to ESPN’s sources. Nebraska is negotiating with Fred Hoiberg about becoming the Cornhuskers’ next men’s basketball coach, ESPN.com reported, citing unidentified sources.The former Bulls and Iowa State coach would replace Tim Miles, who was fired earlier this week after seven seasons at Nebraska. Hoiberg was born in Lincoln, and his grandfather, Jerry Bush, was Nebraska’s coach from 1955-63. And Hoiberg apparently is open to returning to the college game, where he experienced great success at Iowa State, leading the Cyclones to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2014.Miles was hired in 2012 and went 116-114 at Nebraska. During that time, he led the Cornhuskers to one NCAA Tournament appearance (2014) and two NIT appearances (2018 and ’19).The timing of any announcement regarding Hoiberg might revolve around this year’s NCAA Tournament. He is expected to be in Washington, D.C., on Friday to watch his son Jack’s Michigan State team take on LSU in the East Regional. Its sources told ESPN.com that there is confidence an agreement could be reached before next week.Hoiberg, 46, was fired by the Bulls in December, and Nebraska reached out to him in February to gauge his interest. When Miles was fired this week, Hoiberg’s name immediately came up as a potential replacement.  Related News Nebraska, coach Tim Miles part ways after seven seasonslast_img read more

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has the worst spin move of all time

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first_imgCubs manager Joe Maddon wanted to get after Pirates manager Clint Hurdle in the fourth inning Thursday, but he didn’t have the proper technique to do so.After Hurdle seemed to chirp at Maddon following an up-and-in pitch to Chicago star Javier Baez, umpire Joe West ejected Maddon for his vocal retort from the dugout. That prompted Maddon to rush onto the field and charge his counterpart. But Maddon, 65, does not have the moves he used to. With West holding him back — and Hurdle staring him down — Maddon attempted a spin maneuver to break free. It didn’t work.Rather than opening a lane to Hurdle, Maddon went backward, resembling an interpretive dancer more than a fighter. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNClint Hurdle just made Joe Maddon’s burger well-done.It took an army to hold Maddon back. pic.twitter.com/cl9yoJmjkX— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 4, 2019Grill master is UNFAZED. pic.twitter.com/WjEOiV5vf7— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 4, 2019Just make another burger yourself, Joe.😂😂😂pic.twitter.com/tRjVvoXang— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 4, 2019While Maddon’s ultimate goal was likely to fire up his players, who had gotten a couple of far-inside pitches from Jordan Lyles to that point, he probably earned himself a running clubhouse joke at his expense. No doubt the skipper will hear from his players once they watch the clip following the contest.The Cubs did open up a big lead shortly after the incident, and since they’d lost four straight entering Thursday, Maddon is unlikely to regret his miscalculation.last_img read more