After simulated game, Shohei Ohtani says he’s ready to return to Angels’ rotation

first_imgANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani said he’s ready to pitch in the majors.Now, the Angels’ medical staff simply has to agree.After he threw 50 pitches in a simulated game on Monday, his third such workout, Ohtani declared himself ready.“Personally, I feel like I don’t need any more simulated games, but it’s not up to me ultimately,” he said through his interpreter. “It’s up to the coaching staff and training staff. I’ll have to talk to them first.” Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Manager Mike Scioscia said only that Ohtani would throw another bullpen session in a few days and be evaluated again.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Scioscia said the team was happy with his workout on Monday, though. He threw three “innings,” of 15, 15 and 20 pitches. He faced two minor league hitters, a righty and a lefty, over eight at-bats. The simulated game was not open to the media.“He maintained his stuff all the way through the workout,” Scioscia said. “There are so many positives you can take away from it. His velocity was really good.”Scioscia said Ohtani threw all his pitches just as he would normally, including his splitter. Although there is a theory that splitters are a cause of injury for pitchers, Scioscia said “I don’t think it has to do with the splitter with Shohei.”Scioscia said he believes Ohtani’s stuff is ready, and he’s faced enough hitters in simulated games, but the medical staff ultimately will make the decision. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter When Ohtani returns, Scioscia said he would continue to throw once a week, as he did before he got hurt. He also said he’d be on a limited pitch count.Ohtani had just one day off between his first two simulated games, which were about 30 pitches each, and he had four days off after the previous one. Based on that, it seems the soonest Ohtani would return is on Saturday in Houston.If the Angels have him pitch on Saturday or Sunday, he could get up to five more starts, each on six days rest. If they wait until Monday, the most starts he could get would be four. Even if he’s limited to 50 pitches or so initially, the Angels could start him and back him up with an expanded roster full of relievers.Although there has been a suggestion that the Angels should not have Ohtani pitch at all this season, based on the team’s minuscule chance at making the playoffs, Scioscia and Ohtani both said they are doing this conservatively.“I feel like they’re being very careful with me,” said Ohtani, who had a platelet-rich plasma injection and stem-cell therapy in June after being diagnosed with a grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament. “There is absolutely zero rush.”Scioscia said that, as long as the medical staff says Ohtani isn’t “at risk,” it’s best for him to pitch now to prepare for next season.“I think it’s important, for any pitcher who has gone through what Shohei has gone through, to get out and compete and get confidence that you are healthy and then get ready for an offseason regimen that will get you ready to go next year,” Scioscia said. “With Shohei, let’s just take one step at a time and see where it leads to.”TWO FIRSTSWith Blake Parker unavailable after pitching two days in a row, Noé Ramirez picked up the first save of his career by working the ninth inning of the Angels’ 10-7 victory on Monday night.He’s going to have another career first on Tuesday. He’s going to start.Ramirez will be the first man on the mound in a bullpen game, as the Angels scramble to plug the holes in their injury-ravaged rotation.Since Ramirez pitched on Monday, he may not be able to go more than a couple innings on Tuesday. The Angels could also bring up another pitcher or two to give them some more coverage. Osmer Morales and Taylor Cole, who started the last bullpen game, have both been down more than 10 days, so they could be recalled again.ALSOMatt Shoemaker will throw 60 to 70 pitches in a rehab start for Class-A Inland Empire on Wednesday, Scioscia said. Shoemaker, who has missed almost the entire season after having surgery on his forearm, could return to the majors after that, if all goes well. …Tyler Skaggs (groin) said he’s aiming to return to the rotation around Sept. 10, just after the Angels return from their upcoming trip. He said he’d like to start three more times this season. …Justin Upton (lacerated finger) said he’s getting his stitches out on Wednesday or Thursday, and he expects to be able to play shortly after that. He is eligible to come off the disabled list for the start of read more

WGC-Dell Match Play leaderboard: Live score, results from Matt Kuchar vs. Kevin Kisner final

first_imgThe next stop on Tiger Woods’ 2019 tournament schedule is Austin, Texas, where many of the world’s best golfers gather this week for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, one of the more unique events on the PGA Tour calendar.Woods, ranked 14th in the world, is playing in the WGC-Dell Match Play for the first time since 2013. He’s a three-time winner of the event, but enters this year’s field after taking a week off on the heels of a disappointing showing at The Players Championship. It will be Woods’ final tune-up tournament before The Masters in April. Sixty two of the top 64 ranked players in the world join Woods in the this year’s field, including 2018 champion Bubba Watson. The seeding for the tournament is determined by a player’s WGR ranking. The first three rounds run Wednesday-Friday featuring 16 groups of four playing round-robin matches. Each group’s winner moves on to a single-elimination bracket beginning Saturday with the Round of 16. It concludes Sunday afternoon with the championship match.Follow Tiger’s score and the rest of the field below with our live WGC-Dell Match Play leaderboard.WGC-Dell Match Play leaderboard, live scoresLeaderboard2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match PlayRound 9Matt Kuchar3 & 2Kevin KisnerRound 8Lucas Bjerregaard4 & 2Francesco MolinariRound 7Matt Kuchar1 upLucas BjerregaardFrancesco Molinari1 upKevin KisnerRound 6Tiger Woods1 upLucas BjerregaardSergio Garcia1 upMatt KucharKevin Kisner2 & 1Louis OosthuizenKevin Na6 & 5Francesco MolinariRound 5Branden Grace1 upSergio GarciaJustin Rose2 upKevin NaRory McIlroy2 & 1Tiger WoodsMarc Leishman2 & 1Louis OosthuizenLucas Bjerregaard3 & 2Henrik StensonMatt Kuchar4 & 3Tyrrell HattonFrancesco Molinari5 & 4Paul CaseyHaoTong Li6 & 5Kevin KisnerRound 4Kevin Kisner1 upIan PoulterHaoTong Li1 upAlex NorenRound 3Jason Day2 upPhil MickelsonMatt Wallace1 upLucas BjerregaardJustin Rose1 upGary WoodlandTony Finau1 upIan PoulterJustin Harding2 upLuke ListXander Schauffele1 upRafa Cabrera BelloJon RahmMatch HalvedMatt KucharJustin ThomasMatch HalvedKeegan BradleyKiradech Aphibarnrat2 upRussell KnoxBubba Watson1 upJordan SpiethBilly Horschel3 & 1Kevin NaKevin Kisner2 & 1Keith MitchellTyrrell Hatton3 & 1Lee WestwoodFrancesco Molinari2 & 1Webb SimpsonBranden Grace2 & 1Chez ReaviePatrick Reed2 & 1Sergio GarciaThorbjørn Olesen3 & 1Satoshi KodairaDustin Johnson3 & 2Hideki MatsuyamaShane Lowry3 & 2Andrew PutnamRory McIlroy4 & 2Matthew FitzpatrickTiger Woods4 & 2Patrick CantlayBrooks Koepka3 & 2Alex NorenEddie Pepperell4 & 3Emiliano GrilloCharles Howell III5 & 3Abraham AncerPaul Casey4 & 3Cameron SmithTommy Fleetwood4 & 3Louis OosthuizenBryson DeChambeau5 & 4Marc LeishmanHenrik Stenson5 & 4Jim FurykJ.B. Holmes6 & 4Si Woo KimBrandt Snedeker6 & 4Aaron WiseKyle Stanley6 & 5Byeong Hun AnHaoTong Li1 upTom LewisRound 2Xander SchauffeleMatch HalvedTyrrell HattonPaul CaseyMatch HalvedCharles Howell IIIBrooks Koepka1 upHaoTong LiWebb SimpsonMatch HalvedSatoshi KodairaIan Poulter1 upKeith MitchellTony Finau2 upKevin KisnerJustin RoseMatch HalvedEddie PepperellGary Woodland1 upEmiliano GrilloMarc Leishman2 upRussell KnoxPhil Mickelson1 upJim FurykLouis Oosthuizen1 upByeong Hun AnKeegan BradleyMatch HalvedLucas BjerregaardTommy FleetwoodMatch HalvedKyle StanleyHideki MatsuyamaMatch HalvedChez ReavieDustin Johnson1 upBranden GracePatrick ReedMatch HalvedShane LowryRafa Cabrera BelloMatch HalvedLee WestwoodTiger Woods2 & 1Brandt SnedekerBubba Watson2 & 1Billy HorschelMatthew Fitzpatrick2 & 1Luke ListJon Rahm2 & 1J.B. HolmesJustin Thomas3 & 1Matt WallaceBryson DeChambeau2 & 1Kiradech AphibarnratPatrick Cantlay4 & 2Aaron WiseCameron Smith3 & 2Abraham AncerJordan Spieth3 & 2Kevin NaRory McIlroy3 & 2Justin HardingAlex Noren4 & 2Tom LewisJason Day4 & 3Henrik StensonFrancesco Molinari4 & 3Thorbjørn OlesenSergio Garcia5 & 4Andrew PutnamMatt Kuchar6 & 4Si Woo KimRound 1Bubba Watson1 upKevin NaJason Day2 upJim FurykMarc Leishman2 upKiradech AphibarnratXander Schauffele1 upLee WestwoodIan Poulter2 upKevin KisnerBrooks KoepkaMatch HalvedTom LewisPatrick CantlayMatch HalvedBrandt SnedekerKeegan Bradley1 upMatt WallaceJordan SpiethMatch HalvedBilly HorschelMatthew Fitzpatrick1 upJustin HardingBryson DeChambeau3 & 1Russell KnoxWebb Simpson2 & 1Thorbjørn OlesenJustin Rose2 & 1Emiliano GrilloGary Woodland2 & 1Eddie PepperellPhil Mickelson2 & 1Henrik StensonMatt Kuchar3 & 1J.B. HolmesTiger Woods3 & 1Aaron WiseCameron Smith2 & 1Charles Howell IIITony Finau2 & 1Keith MitchellPatrick Reed3 & 2Andrew PutnamTommy Fleetwood3 & 2Byeong Hun AnLouis Oosthuizen3 & 2Kyle StanleySergio Garcia4 & 2Shane LowryJustin Thomas3 & 2Lucas read more

Muhamed Džakmić signed a contract with FC Sarajevo

first_imgFC Sarajevo yesterday got a new reinforcement, a new player who officially signed a contract with the club – Muhamed Džakmić, reports FENA.”I am satisfied that I’ve returned to the best club in BiH. This is the club with big ambitions, and mine ambitions are also big, so we made a quick deal. Sarajevo is fighting to win the title and I’m here to help”, said DžakmićEarlier this month Ognjen Todorović, former player of Israeli team Maccabi Petah Tikva and Ermin Huseinbašić from FC Gradina, also came to Sarajevo.last_img

Taylor Swift Brandon Uries ME Breaks YouTube Vevos 24 Hour Streaming Records

first_imgNews Twitter Taylor Swift’s “ME!” Video Breaks Records taylor-swift-brandon-uries-me-breaks-youtube-vevos-24-hour-streaming-records Taylor Swift & Brandon Urie’s “ME!” Breaks YouTube & Vevo’s 24 Hour Streaming Records Swift released the track last Fri., April 26, along with a playful candy-colored visual, which she co-directed with fellow GRAMMY winner David Meyers Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs May 2, 2019 – 2:08 pm GRAMMY-winning pop star Taylor Swift has broken yet another record. Her music video for “ME!,” which features Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, now holds Vevo’s record as the fastest video to reach the 100 million views.Via a press release, Vevo revealed the visual hit the 100 million mark in just 79 hours following its release on Fri., April 26. The video replaces Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” which hit the mark in just under four days, following its Nov. 30, 2018 release. Vevo notes that Swift’s own “Look What You Made Me Do” previously held the No. 1 spot, following its 2017 release.More: Taylor Swift Delivers New Song “ME!” Featuring Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie”ME!” also broke Vevo’s record for the most views in the first 24 hours, hitting 65.2 million views at that point. That number (all Vevo videos are hosted on now YouTube) also gave Swift the No. 1 spot on YouTube held by a solo artist and a female artist. At the time of this writing, 6 days after its release, the video has earned over 126.9 views. https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/1121628001353908225 Facebook https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/1122306245313138688 The candy-colored video has had the Swifties buzzing with excitement, not just for its joy-filled scenes but for all the fun surprises and Easter eggs she hid throughout. Not only is the adorable kitten that Urie gives her in the video now her newest family member, she also hid the otherwise-yet-to-be-revealed name of the album and second single in the video, which she clued fans into the following day on Twitter.It was directed by Swift and GRAMMY winning video director Dave Meyers, who is known for his stunning music videos, including Travis Scott and Drake’s “Sicko Mode,” Grande’s “God is a woman” and Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.;” which earned them both a GRAMMY for Best Music Video at the 60th GRAMMY Awards.”Taylor has consistently demonstrated the ability to break records on Vevo. She continues to expand upon a deep history of incredibly striking audio-visual work. Likewise, director Dave Meyers continues a storied career as one of the premier music video directors in our industry. On behalf of the Vevo family, we congratulate Taylor Swift & Republic Records on yet another historic accomplishment,” JP Evangelista, SVP of Content, Programing & Marketing at Vevo wrote in the press release. Email Swift co-wrote the song with Urie—her first time collaborating with him—and GRAMMY-winning songwriter Joel Little, who earned a win at the 56th GRAMMY Awards for his co-write on Lorde’s breakout hit “Royals.””‘ME!’ is a song about embracing your individuality, and really celebrating it, and owning it. With a pop song we have the ability to get a melody stuck in people’s heads and I just want it to be one that makes them feel better about themselves,” Swift said in a recent interview.Ariana Grande, BTS, Taylor Swift Make Time’s Annual “100 Most Influential People” ListRead morelast_img

5 Children Baptized At St Dorothys This Month

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following five children were baptized at St. Dorothy’s on Sunday, May 20, 2018:Troy Anthony BaroLucas Thomas HealyBrett Cody ManganoMargaret Elizabeth MartinMatthew Philip PerryCongratulations to these children and their families.(NOTE: List is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy church bulletin.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”12 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img

Hidesign refocusing on overseas markets

first_imgBANGALORE, India — India’s consumer market is getting increasingly conscious by the day about what it totes. Aspirational brands, such as Hidesign, are striving to carve a niche for themselves in India while focusing on improving their presence in the global market.Dilip Kapur, Hidesign’s president, spoke to International Business Times about the challenges and opportunities of operating in such a highly competitive market. Here are the edited excerpts from the interaction.IBT: How did Hidesign come about?Dilip Kapur: Hidesign came about out of a belief of being very environment conscious and a strong focus on the natural ingredients. These values remain with the company to this day.IBT: What market strategy has Hidesign followed so far?Dilip Kapur: Initially, Hidesign as a brand was primarily focused on the international market. We were interested in having our own design and our own way of working. We didn’t produce for anybody else — something unique to a company at that point in time. Until 2000, we were only selling in overseas markets.This was also the time we started opening stores because we couldn’t find distributors in India, even though there were a lot of established distributors outside India. As a result, the brand grew more directly and organically in India. It was more in touch with the consumer here. The Indian growth story has largely contributed to our own growth story.IBT: Since entering the Indian market, how has Hidesign, and the market in general, evolved?Dilip Kapur: In the recent years, we have seen India evolve as the main market for Hidesign. However, we are again realigning our focus back on the international market. We have relaunched Hidesign America and Hidesign UK. We were always present in these countries, but through distributors.Now we are going to these markets directly, with a greater focus on the consumer and the brand itself and a little less focus on the sales per se. We are also entering new countries such as Dubai and Oman in the Middle East. We are also foraying into Africa.IBT: What makes the African markets interesting for Hidesign?Dilip Kapur: We are launching in Kenya and Congo. These are countries that are going through similar type of growth trajectories India has already been through. There is an aspirational quality to the brand in these markets and unlike Italy and other markets which are already saturated these markets are more open to new brands.IBT: How is Hidesign performing financially?Dilip Kapur: Every year, we invest around Rs.20 crores. Our revenue for 2014-15, was between Rs.150 crores and Rs.160 crores. India being the largest market, contributes between 75 percent and 80 percent of our revenue followed by the U.K., Australia and the USA. Almost 20 percent of our international business comes from the U.K. alone. In India, we have 74 exclusive distributors and 150 shop-in-shops. In India, the NCR (National Capital Region) gives us the maximum sales.IBT: What are the major challenges that Hidesign faces in the India market?Dilip Kapur: In India, the primary challenge is the real estate. Real estate is scarce and expensive. It is also difficult to get good management staff and the attrition rates are also high.IBT: Quite often, the customer has difficulty associating Hidesign as an Indian-origin brand. Is that intentional?Dilip Kapur: It is true that people have difficulty thinking Hidesign is an Indian origin brand because it represents an international lifestyle and not typically an Indian lifestyle. However, it is from India. Even to an Indian, we represent a cosmopolitan international lifestyle.We are now making a bag for Fabindia. The partnership will be a very simple one wherein we will be designing and making the bags exclusively for them and they will be selling it.IBT: How are you looking at the online marketplace?Dilip Kapur: We look at the online market as just another platform. Hidesign has a strong focus on its online strategy. We are very focused on giving the same experience to the online buyer. We are also exploring partnership with brands such as Amazon. In the last year, the visitors on our website have gone from 30,000 a month to over 140,000 per month. We have no interest in luring customers by giving unrealistic discounts.IBT: In a market that is witnessing an increasingly number of players, how do you plan to retain your edge over your competitors?Dilip Kapur: One major advantage that we have over other similar brands is our first mover advantage. We already have a connect with our consumers and thus, a certain client base. Having gone to the market directly, we are more aware of the aspirations and needs of the Indian customer. Our distribution network is a well established one. Importantly, the India market as it evolves will get more segmented and our positions more defined.last_img

Journalist 2 family members die after fridge catches fire in Chennai flat

first_img(Representational Image)A journalist and his family members were found dead at their house in Chennai on Thursday. It is being speculated that they died of asphyxiation after the refrigerator in their apartment caught fire. Prasanna, 36, was a journalist working with NewsJ, a Tamil news channel owned by AIADMK. He had previously worked with Thanthi TV and GTV.Prasanna, his wife Archana, 30, and his mother Revathy, 59, were in the house in Tambaram when the refrigerator’s compressor caught fire. The police suspect that the fire was caused due to high voltage, reports The News Minute.”The fire is suspected to have started Thursday early morning. While it did not engulf the house, it burnt the plastics and created more smoke. The family is said to have passed away after inhaling the smoke. They must have shut the doors to switch on the air conditioner and as a result, trapped the smoke inside the house,” a source was quoted as saying by TNM.The bodies were found in the living room.”Prasanna had even come to the office the previous day and had gone home after his afternoon shift. On Thursday, he was missing in office and his colleagues tried calling him. But there was no response,” a source said.last_img

S Korea pledges 500000 for Rohingyas

first_imgProthom Alo file photo The government of South Korea has pledged $500,000 more through United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) for the Rohingyas, reports UNB.Earlier Korea donated $1.5 million through IOM for relief operation in support of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh.At present, the total humanitarian aid provided by the Korean government to support the Rohingyas stands around $2 million (Tk 160 million), said a press release on Thursday.The Korean government has repeatedly expressed its profound concern about the Rohingyas seeking safe place across the border.The national and international humanitarian agencies have been responding in support of government efforts, however, instant scale-up is required to handle the relentless crisis.In addition, KBAA (KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association) consisting of 2,000 members as well as the Korean Community in Bangladesh, voluntarily provided emergency relief to Rohingyas.last_img