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The Baseball Reliquary Announces Sy Berger, Steve Bilko, and Glenn Burke Elected to the Shrine of The Eternals for 2015

first_img Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Sports The Baseball Reliquary Announces Sy Berger, Steve Bilko, and Glenn Burke Elected to the Shrine of The Eternals for 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 9:15 pm Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe L-R: Steve Bilko, Glenn Burke and Sy Berger. Photo courtesy The Baseball Reliquary Inc.The Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary, Inc., a Southern California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of baseball history, is pleased to announce the seventeenth class of electees to the Shrine of the Eternals. The Shrine of the Eternals is the national organization’s equivalent to the Baseball Hall of Fame.Sy Berger, Steve Bilko, and Glenn Burke were elected upon receiving the highest number of votes in balloting conducted during the month of April 2015 by the membership of the Baseball Reliquary. The three electees will be formally inducted into the Shrine of the Eternals in a public ceremony on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California.Of the fifty eligible candidates on the 2015 ballot, Sy Berger received the highest voting percentage, being named on 33% of the ballots returned. Following Berger were Steve Bilko with 31% and Glenn Burke with 31%. Runners-up in this year’s election included Bob Costas (30%), Bo Jackson (29%), J.R. Richard (29%), Lisa Fernandez (26%), and Charlie Finley (26%). Voting percentages for all fifty candidates appear at the end of this announcement.Elected to the Shrine of the Eternals in his fifth year on the ballot, SY BERGER (1923-2014) reinvented the baseball card for the baby boom generation, and transformed it into a staple of baby boom culture. He was instrumental in turning an insignificant childhood diversion into an important, and highly profitable, facet of American culture. Born in the Bronx, just blocks from Yankee Stadium, Berger joined the Brooklyn-based Topps Chewing Gum Company as an assistant sales manager in 1947 and headed its sports department for half a century. During his tenure, he designed and oversaw the production of some of the most innovative and revered baseball cards of all-time. He is often called the “Father of the Modern Day Baseball Card” for his work on the 1952 Topps baseball set, which he designed (with help from Woody Gelman) on his kitchen table and which for the first time incorporated team logos along with facsimile signatures, statistics, and personal information on the players. This same format continues to the present day. That first series was issued with an initial run of 310 cards, followed later in the year by a supplementary series that ran the final card count to 407. This set included one of the most sought-after baseball cards of the era, Mickey Mantle’s first Topps card (#311), many of which were dumped into the Atlantic Ocean when leftover boxes were removed from the warehouse. Berger signed the players to contracts, arranged for photographs, and wrote copy for all the cards. He soon became the face of the Topps Company to ballplayers. In short time, Topps bubblegum production ceded pride of place to baseball card manufacturing as the juvenile mania for baseball cards grew. Berger would remain with Topps as an employee for fifty years (1947-1997), and would serve as vice-president, and then consultant and board member. He was still working as the company’s principle liaison between the players, teams, and leagues until his retirement in 2003.Elected to the Shrine of the Eternals in his fourth year on the ballot, STEVE BILKO (1928-1978) was not a star in the big leagues. Over a peripatetic ten-year career, he was a regular for only one season (1953, with the Cardinals), and he appeared in more than 100 games only one other time (1961, with the expansion Angels). He could hit for power, but struck out too often. He had no speed. To explain the lingering mystique of this moon-faced, lumbering first baseman, we must look at the Pacific Coast League, with franchises located along the West Coast and featuring a prolonged weather-friendly playing season, competitive pennant races and playoffs, and a rabidly partisan fan base. When residents of Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Sacramento, or other western cities thought of pro baseball, they thought of the PCL, not the far-distant American or National Leagues. The PCL produced great baseball until the Dodgers and Giants relocated to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively, in 1958, thus reducing the PCL to permanent minor-league status. In those waning years of PCL supremacy, Bilko was the slugging star for the Los Angeles Angels, who wowed fans with mammoth home runs and exceptionally fierce strikeouts. He led the PCL in home runs for three consecutive seasons from 1955 to 1957, winning the league Triple Crown in 1956 with a .360 average, 55 HRs, and 164 RBI. He was by far the biggest sports star in Los Angeles history prior to the arrival of the Dodgers. His pop culture profile was so huge that when comedian Phil Silvers needed a name for a character in his new television sitcom, he picked Bilko. Recognizing his popularity with local fans, the Dodgers added Bilko to their roster as a gate attraction for their inaugural campaign in Los Angeles. The Angels (the American League expansion team) did likewise in 1961, providing Bilko with a final chance to awe the fans at his old haunt, Los Angeles’s Wrigley Field. For those who saw him play in the PCL, he will always be remembered as a superstar. That his glory years coincided with the demise of a much-loved league adds a last wistful touch to his legend.Elected to the Shrine of the Eternals in his eighth year on the ballot, GLENN BURKE (1952-1995) was a fleet, capable outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics during a four-year major league career from 1976 through 1979. He was the first big league ballplayer to publicly acknowledge he was gay. Although his public disclosure came after he had retired, Burke’s sexual preference was well known during his playing days, and he encountered widespread homophobia from locker rooms to board rooms. In his 1995 autobiography, Out at Home: The Glenn Burke Story, he revealed that Dodgers’ management, in an attempt to conceal his homosexuality, offered to pay for Burke’s honeymoon if he would agree to marry a woman. While never given an everyday opportunity with the Dodgers to show his mettle, Burke did make one lasting contribution to popular culture while with the team. After Dusty Baker’s 30th home run at the end of the 1977 season—a feat which made the Dodgers the only team at that time to have four different players hit 30 or more taters—Burke raised his hands in celebration at home plate. As Baker crossed the plate he reached up, slapped one, and the high-five was born. Having appeared in just over 100 games for Los Angeles during parts of three seasons, Burke was sent packing to Oakland. Returning to his hometown didn’t make Burke’s life any easier. A’s manager Billy Martin made public statements about not wanting a homosexual in his clubhouse, a clear reference to Burke. After just two years with the A’s, Burke quit baseball in frustration. He became active in amateur athletic competition after baseball, competing in the 1982 and 1986 Gay Games in basketball and track. Burke’s life then went into a tailspin. Cocaine addiction and an accident that crushed his leg and foot led to years of physical misery, bouts with the law, and homelessness. He died of complications from AIDS-related illness in 1995. A documentary, Out: The Glenn Burke Story, was released in 2010. “They can’t ever say now that a gay man can’t play in the majors,” Burke stated, “because I’m a gay man and I made it.”Sy Berger, Steve Bilko, and Glenn Burke will join 48 other baseball luminaries who have been inducted into the Shrine of the Eternals since elections began in 1999, including, in alphabetical order, Jim Abbott, Dick Allen, Roger Angell, Emmett Ashford, Moe Berg, Yogi Berra, Ila Borders, Jim Bouton, Jim Brosnan, Bill Buckner, Roberto Clemente, Steve Dalkowski, Dizzy Dean, Rod Dedeaux, Jim Eisenreich, Dock Ellis, Eddie Feigner, Mark Fidrych, Curt Flood, Ted Giannoulas, Josh Gibson, Jim “Mudcat” Grant, Pete Gray, William “Dummy” Hoy, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Bill James, Dr. Frank Jobe, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Roger Maris, Marvin Miller, Minnie Minoso, Manny Mota, Lefty O’Doul, Buck O’Neil, Satchel Paige, Jimmy Piersall, Pam Postema, Jackie Robinson, Rachel Robinson, Lester Rodney, Pete Rose, Casey Stengel, Luis Tiant, Fernando Valenzuela, Bill Veeck, Jr., Maury Wills, Kenichi Zenimura, and Don Zimmer.The Shrine of The Eternals: 2015 Voting Percentages(Rounded off to nearest percentage point)Sy Berger – 33%Steve Bilko – 31%Glenn Burke – 31%Bob Costas – 30%Bo Jackson – 29%J.R. Richard – 29%Lisa Fernandez – 26%Charlie Finley – 26%Effa Manley – 25%Charlie Brown – 24%Rocky Colavito – 21%Rube Foster – 21%Ernie Harwell – 21%Denny McLain – 21%Vic Power – 20%Rusty Staub – 20%Charles M. Conlon – 19%Luke Easter – 19%Nancy Faust – 19%Mamie Johnson – 19%Rube Waddell – 19%John Young – 19%Dr. Mike Marshall – 18%Hideo Nomo – 18%Dave Parker – 18%Chet Brewer – 17%Annie Savoy – 17%Bert Campaneris – 16%Octavius V. Catto – 15%Fred Merkle – 15%Daniel Okrent – 15%Dan Quisenberry – 15%Peter Reiser – 15%John Montgomery Ward – 15%Phil Pote – 14%Charley Pride – 14%Jose Canseco – 13%Joe Pepitone – 13%Margaret Donahue – 12%Chris Von der Ahe – 11%Eliot Asinof – 10%Tug McGraw – 10%David N. Mullany – 10%Masaoka Shiki – 9%Peter Seitz – 7%Jim Paul – 5%Jorge Pasquel – 4%Gale Wade – 4%Ray Oyler – 3%Billy Earle – 1% Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Laguage books issued for hospital employees

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Laguage books issued for hospital employeesOn 24 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Hospital accident and emergency staff are being issued with a translationphrasebook to help them communicate with casualty patients who don’t speakEnglish. The Emergency Multilingual Phrasebook contains 60 of the most common medicalquestions and terms, translated into 36 different languages. The book, which is produced by the British Red Cross Society, will enablefirst contact staff to communicate with patients until a suitable interpretercan be contacted. The phrasebook covers languages as diverse as Amharic and Vietnamese and isbeing issued to more than 200 accident and emergency departments around thecountry. It is hoped the book will bridge the communication gap in the most diverseareas of the UK and provide more practical support for the 11 million patientsusing casualty departments each year. The scheme has been piloted at Bradford Teaching Hospital, which has one ofthe most culturally diverse patient bases in the country. Matron Terry Woodssaid it was proving invaluable. “It has been especially useful at the assessment desk where patientsfirst arrive,” he said. “The phrase book helps provide employees withcrucial information regarding a patient’s problem.” last_img read more

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Absorbing a tragic silence

first_imgThe recent killing of Brazilian politician and human rights activist Marielle Franco in downtown Rio de Janeiro, in what appeared to be a targeted assassination, brought massive protests in her home country and condemnation around the world.At Harvard, where Franco was set to speak at a symposium about the living conditions of black Brazilians, her death came as a jolt, and imbued the event with a sense of loss.“It’s a tragedy in so many ways,” said symposium co-organizer Sidney Chalhoub, professor of Latin American history and of African and African American Studies. “Franco’s death is a serious setback for the struggle of Brazilians of African descent for a more equal society in Brazil.”A black woman who rose from a Rio slum to attend college and become a sociologist, Franco focused her activism on the plight of the poor, women’s rights, and police brutality. On March 14, the day after condemning the police killing of a young black man, she was gunned down in a drive-by shooting.The weekend conference, sponsored by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute (ALARI) at the Hutchins Center, will be dedicated in memory of Franco’s work as a scholar and activist, said Chalhoub, who is co-organizing the event with Alejandro de la Fuente, the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and Professor of African and African American Studies, and founding  director of the institute.“She represented a change in Brazilian society,”  Chalhoub said. “She was a black woman, a lesbian, a socialist, a college-educated person from a poor background. She was everything that could represent a more inclusive society.”The conference is part of an initiative to promote the work of activists and scholars committed to social and racial justice in Latin America, in the context of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015‒2024). Last year, the institute hosted a symposium on Cubans of African descent.At nearly 110 million people, Brazil’s black population is the world’s largest after Nigeria. More African slaves were brought to Brazil than to the U.S. in the early 19th century. Today, despite a reputation for “racial democracy,” the country is deeply segregated along racial lines, Chalhoub said.,“The relative position of blacks in Brazilian society has not changed greatly from slavery to now,” he said. “Slavery was a radical process of exclusion of blacks from social and economic opportunities. There is a continuity of exclusion from educational opportunities, good housing, public safety, etc. Lack of opportunities, deprivation, and police violence mark black lives in Brazil.”Over the past 15 years, the Brazilian government, under the leftist Workers’ Party, has tried to make amends for the country’s history of racial and social inequities, in part through affirmative action and education in African history and culture. Social policies that reward poor families with cash for vaccination and school enrollment have helped lift nearly 20 million Brazilians, many of them black, out of poverty.But Franco’s death shows that gains by black Brazilians are still tenuous. Of 51 city councilors in Rio, Franco was the only black woman. Her death, which came a month after a presidential order put the military in charge of public security in the city, is a sign of the risks activists face in Brazil, Chalhoub said.“Franco’s murder is not an isolated case,” he said. “Dozens and dozens of activists have been killed in many parts of the country. But there is something routine about the killings of poor people, most of whom happen to be black, and it is that you never find out who the killers were.“We may never know, but we need to hold the Brazilian government accountable for her killing.”last_img read more

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Getting the Unbiased View: Introducing Tech Talks

first_imgMake sure to catch the first edition of Tech Talks streaming now. From traditional media to specialty curated webinars and videos, technology and business leaders consume content from a variety of sources to educate themselves on current and rising business challenges while staying up-to-date with the constantly evolving technology landscape. Regardless of their content of choice, they’re seeking counsel from “the experts” and want an unbiased view of the market to help them make the long-term strategic decisions required of them.To provide leaders with a one-stop shop destination that’s one part open forum and one part seminar, we’re excited to introduce the Tech Talks video series, a new educational platform designed to expose the complexities faced by businesses. Through the series, experts from a variety of backgrounds and industries explore and discuss a range of solutions viewers have at their disposal to anticipate and overcome the next wave of challenges, providing insights and advice to all levels of the business.The curated series provides viewers a broad perspective to help them make more informed decisions on the technology solutions available to them and how major industry vendors, including partner vendors and Dell Technologies, can help.The first edition of Tech Talks covers the challenges and obstacles facing IT as today’s modern-day workforce rapidly embraces evolved workstyles, providing them with the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere.Viewers will also learn how solutions like Unified Workspace evolved from industry best practices and why it’s uniquely designed to meet the workforce needs of today.Throughout the series, viewers will hear from experts including: Michael Crones, CIO of Draper Labs; Carolina Milanesi Principal Analyst at Creative Strategies; Pat Quigley, VP of User Experience at Dell Technologies; Jason Roszak, VP of Product Marketing at VMware; Matt Hathaway, VP of Product Marketing at Carbon Black; Mark Bowker, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group; and many more.We’ll explore topics including:IT leader challengesWorkforce evolutionPC lifecycle modernizationSecuring the modern workforceFacing the AI revolutionEmbracing the as-a-service modellast_img read more

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Marsicano Award nominations sought

first_img November 15, 2002 Regular News Marsicano Award nominations soughtThe City, County and Local Government Law Section is now accepting nominations for its Ralph A. Marsicano Award.The award is given to a lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the practice of local government law. The award honors Marsicano who served in Tampa for more than 30 years as an assistant, and often acting, city attorney. He was often considered the “Dean of U.S. City Attorneys.”Nominations must be submitted in writing to Carol Kirkland, section administrator, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, accompanied by a summary of the nominee’s activities and accomplishments which qualify the individual for receipt of the award. A resume of the nominee’s credentials should be submitted with the written nomination.The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, April 8, 2003. The award will be presented at the City, County and Local Government Law Section’s 26th Annual Local Government Law Seminar, May 9, 2003, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel in Tampa. Marsicano Award nominations soughtlast_img read more

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Steven Gerrard returns to Liverpool training while on break from LA Galaxy

first_imgFormer Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was back in familiar surroundings on Monday as he joined the first-team squad for training. Press Association “I’m very excited to go in, obviously I’ve been there for a very long time and I’ve come out for a short period but I’m looking forward going into the new set-up to having a look at what Klopp’s all about tactically, what he demands of his players and how much he’s changed since the Brendan era,” Gerrard told BT Sport last week. “You just watch him in those interviews and you just love watching him. He’s got that infectious personality and I’m excited to go and spend some time with him.” Gerrard, who was at Anfield on Sunday for the 1-0 win over Swansea, will pull on the red shirt again, albeit for the Legends team in a match against their Australian counterparts in Sydney on January 7. Also among those training on Monday were playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who missed the victory over Swansea with a hamstring problem, and Jon Flanagan, who has not featured for the club since May 2014 after a couple of knee operations. center_img The 35-year-old, currently on a post-season Major League Soccer break from Los Angeles Galaxy, was at the club’s Melwood training complex to be put through his paces by Jurgen Klopp. Gerrard is keen to maintain his fitness levels prior to his return to pre-season in California in mid-January ahead of his first full campaign in MLS and recently met with Klopp to finalise the details, having previously agreed the opportunity with former boss Brendan Rodgers. last_img read more

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ESI Super Forum: Media rights and broadcasting in esports

first_imgThe Esports Insider Super Forum is set to take place on March 22nd, featuring a varied host of panelists, speakers and workshops covering the crossover of esports, traditional sports, and everything in between.One of those panels is moderated by the fantastic Kirsty Endfield, founder of Swipe Right PR, with several speakers discussing the roles of media rights and broadcasting in esports.Endfield will be getting the best out of a panel consisting of:-Gfinity’s Head of Partner Relations – Martin WyattESL UK Marketing & Communications Manager – Heather ‘Naysayerz’ DowerGinx TV CEO – Michiel BakkerTwitch has ensured most people expect to watch the best of the best in esports compete at no cost. Media rights and broadcasting deals are an inevitable part of esports growth however, and we’ve seen some exclusive deals begin to be signed such as that between ESL and Facebook. But these exclusive deals come with their own problems. Our speakers will face the question: What’s the future of media rights and broadcasting in esports?There has been a lot of criticism of late of tournament organisers signing these exclusivity deals with providers other than Twitch, but as the industry grows it has become inevitable that fans may have to get their fix through other avenues such as YouTube, Facebook, Mixer or even on traditional TV for events such as those hosted by ELEAGUE.Our speakers are veterans of the esports industry with a wealth of knowledge that we hope to relay to anyone in attendance at the panel; with media rights expected to contribute to 18% of esports revenue this year (according to Newzoo), forecasted to only increase year-on-year, the topic is a prominent one of interest to fans, players, organisations and investors alike.The Esports Insider Super Forum will feature five other panels besides this one, with a multitude of speakers and panellists spanning a variety of topics from sponsorship to the logistics of team ownership and the increasing convergence of sports and esports.We have also recently announced that football legend and Ballon d’Or winner Ruud Gullit will be joining us on the day as a keynote speaker, discussing how and why he got involved with esports with Team Gullit, his FIFA esports academy that nurtures and educates up and coming stars to transform them into “the finished product”.Gullit is amongst the first in the football world to take such steps into esports, alongside other players such as Spanish centre back Barcelona’s Gerard Pique. In other sports, especially American football, basketball and elsewhere we’ve seen this trend too. The likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Rick Fox, Fernando Alonso, Alex Rodriguez and more have all gotten themselves involved. With more teams and personalities gradually getting involved, it appears now is the best time to discuss just how and why the merging of our two worlds is so important.Make sure you get your ESI Super Forum tickets before the event and book your place to be in attendance with some of the most important names in the world of esports and sports.For more information or with any enquiries, please reach out to [email protected]last_img read more

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Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dormund

first_imgGermany Under-21 international Jeremy Toljan left-back pounced on the loose ball and fired in a short cross for Philipp to again fire in.With Gladbach unable to cope with Dortmund’s pace, Greece defender Sokratis rolled the ball behind the defence and Philipp squared for Aubameyang to make it 3-0 at the break.The Gabon striker grabbed his second when he hit the post on 49 minutes, but hammered home the rebound and completed his hat-trick by using his devastating pace on 63 minutes. Berlin, Germany | AFP | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top of the table before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid.Aubameyang, last season’s top scorer in Germany’s top flight, has now netted eight goals in six league games — one ahead of main rival Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.Left winger Maximilian Philipp scored Dortmund’s first two goals with ice-cold finishing before Aubameyang’s hat-trick, with defensive midfielder Julian Weigl scoring a superb sixth.After third-placed Bayern threw away a two-goal lead on Friday in a 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg, Dortmund are now three points ahead of the defending champions.Bayern could finish the weekend in fourth if Hanover 96 beat bottom side Cologne on Sunday.Hosts Dortmund needed just 28 minutes to take the lead at Signal Iduna Park when Aubameyang, who hit the post twice in the first half, played provider.A superb pass from Weigl released Aubameyang, who sprinted into the box and squared for Philipp to drill home and then grab a second ten minutes later thanks to Dortmund pressing.After briefly losing possession, Dortmund defended high up, forcing Gladbach defender Matthias Ginter into a mistake. Gladach’s Lars Stindl became the first player to score against Dortmund in the league this season when he netted three minutes later.But Germany midfielder Weigl chipped into the top right-hand corner in the 79th minute from outside the area for a superb sixth.– Hoffenheim down Schalke –Earlier, teenage midfielder Dennis Geiger scored his first league goal as Hoffenheim briefly went top with a 2-0 win against Schalke.center_img Geiger hit the top corner from the edge of the box with 13 minutes gone and Lukas Rupp added Hoffenheim’s second just before the final whistle.Germany striker Timo Werner hit form with a goal and an assist during RB Leipzig’s 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Red Bull Arena.Leipzig responded to their shock 1-0 defeat by Augsburg, when Werner was below-par, and boosted confidence for Tuesday’s Champions League match at Besiktas with an impressive display.Werner played a big part in the opening goal when his shot was saved by Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, but French forward Jean-Kevin Augustin tapped home the rebound on 28 minutes.The 21-year-old Werner doubled the lead midway through the second half when he fired in off the post for his fifth goal in six league games to leave Leipzig in sixth.Hosts Werder Bremen and Freiburg both stayed in the relegation places after their 0-0 draw, while Augsburg are fourth after their goalless stalemate at Stuttgart.Striker Pablo de Blasis converted a second-half penalty as Mainz picked up only their second win in six games with a 1-0 victory at home to midtable Hertha Berlin.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Scott wins, Winters struggles at Scotties B.C. Championships

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsKelly Scott of Kelowna stole the tenth end to capture the 2011 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships with a 5-3 victory over New Westminster’s Kelley Law Sunday at the Cloverdale Curling Club.Scott, third Jeanna Richard, second Sasha Carter and lead Jacquie Armstrong now represent British Columbia in Charlottetown at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in February.Scott finished one game behind Law in round robin standings with a 7-2 record. Law won the round robin with an 8-1 mark and defeated the Scott rink 9-3 earlier in the week.Kootenay rep Jill Winters of Nelson finished at the bottom of the table with a 1-8 record.Winters, third Samantha Almquist, second Natalie Nowicki, lead Heather Nichol and coach Terri Richardson never really got going during the round robin tournament.After opening the first day of competition 0-2, Winters & Company defeated Adina Tasaka 8-3 of Royal City Curling Club to get into the win column. Winters broke open the close game by scoring three in the seventh followed by a steal of two in the eighth.However, the West Kootenay rink lost 10-4 to Roz Craig of Duncan and could never recover — despite playing the eventual champion tough on Day three, losing 8-6 to Scott.The Winters rink outlasted the Karla Thompson rink of Kamloops 7-6 in the C event final of the Interior Women’s Curling Championships to win a trip to the provincial final.This is the second time in three years Winters had skipped a team to the B.C. Scott Tournament. That rink included Allison Hurley and Loreen Amonson of Nelson and Lisa Nevakshonoff of Castlegar.Winters also curled at the provincials in 1998, 2006 and [email protected]last_img read more

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Warriors Looking Forward: “Slimmer margin for error” vs. Jazz, Trail Blazers

first_imgWith the upcoming back-to-back games against Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers before the NBA All-Star game and weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, Golden State has “a lot on tap” this week, according to beat writer Mark Medina.“It’ll be interesting to see how focused and locked in the Warriors are for these final two games. They’ve won 15 of their past 16 games, so everything’s good. But in the Warriors last two wins against Phoenix, against Miami, they have gotten off to a slow start.” …last_img read more

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