Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 24th November

first_img Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 24th NovemberAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/frinews-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleTalks to take place again tomorrow in bid to avert electionNext articlePSNI warn businesses against email scam News Highland WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – November 24, 2017 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 24th November Facebooklast_img read more

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Healy’s world-record knock leads Aussies to sweep

first_imgAUSTRALIA opener Alyssa Healy hit the highest score in women’s Twenty20 internationals with an unbeaten 148 off 61 balls in victory over Sri Lanka.The wicketkeeper, 29, beat the previous mark of 133 not out set by team-mate Meg Lanning against England in July.Healy struck 19 fours and seven sixes, bringing up her century off 46 balls as the hosts posted 226-2 in Sydney.After Sri Lanka could make only 94-7 in reply, Australia won by 132 runs to secure a 3-0 series whitewash.Healy’s maiden T20 century in her 101st appearance in the format is the fastest by an Australian, and second only in the women’s game to West Indian Deandra Dottin’s 38-ball ton against South Africa in 2010.Her 148 is the fourth-highest individual score in all T20 internationals, behind compatriot Aaron Finch’s 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018, Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai 162 against Ireland in February and Finch’s 156 against England in 2013.Australia’s margin of victory is their biggest in women’s T20 internationals and 10th biggest of all time. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock has unspecified infection in elbow, likely headed to Injured List

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire SAN FRANCISCO — A.J. Pollock’s right elbow has a long medical history all its own. It’s going to get longer.Pollock was unavailable to play for the Dodgers on Monday night against the San Francisco Giants due to an infection in that elbow – a condition Dodgers manager Dave Roberts did not share with the media until after Pollock’s absence as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of a one-run loss made it obvious something was wrong.The problem is likely to land Pollock on the Injured List on Tuesday.“I don’t know the extent of it,” Roberts said after the game. “I think it’s a little bit the result of a past surgery he’s had on his elbow. I think he’s had one or two surgeries on that elbow. He’s got a screw in there. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “He was playable (Sunday). … I think yesterday, the plane flight or something it really blew up or really got aggravated somehow.”With Pollock sidelined, Alex Verdugo figures to pick up even more playing time. Verdugo started in center field on Monday – his third consecutive start and fourth in the past five games – and is batting .333.FREESE FRAMEThe Dodgers will face left-handed starters Drew Pomeranz and Madison Bumgarner in the second and third games of the series in San Francisco. David Freese will start against Bumgarner, Roberts said.The veteran was re-signed last winter primarily for his value against left-handed pitching. But Freese is off to a slow start. His .184 batting average includes a 1-for-17 mark against lefties.“He’s just off a tick,” Roberts said. “And with that, he’s still finding ways to win pitches and get on base. That’s something that’s easy to bet on going forward.”Freese has walked nine times and has four extra-base hits (three doubles and his lone home run) off right-handed pitchers.LAST OF THE MOHICANSGiants manager Bruce Bochy has announced that 2019 will be his final season. Roberts played for Bochy both with the San Diego Padres (2005-06) and Giants (2007-08) and now has managed against him in the same division the past four years.Roberts called Bochy “a future Hall of Famer” – an assertion backed up by Bochy’s status as a three-time World Series winner and the 11th-winningest manager in baseball history.“The feel, the gut, knowing his players and putting them in the position to have success – that’s the key to managing and Boch does that and has done that as well as, if not better than, anyone in the game,” Roberts said.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img “I don’t know a whole lot about it. I just know it’s the elbow he’s had surgery on and there’s some type of infection in there. As far as the severity, I don’t know right now.”Pollock has had two surgeries on that elbow, starting in 2010 his first camp with the Arizona Diamondbacks after being drafted in the first round the year before. Pollock fractured his elbow when he dove for a ball during a spring training game and didn’t play again until the Arizona Fall League.A plate and screw were inserted to stabilize the joint during that surgery. Problems arose with that hardware during spring 2016 and Pollock fractured his right elbow for a second time while sliding into home plate during an April exhibition game. He played just 12 games that season.Off to a .223 start in his first season with the Dodgers (including just three hits in his past 25 at-bats), Pollock did play Sunday and Roberts had no answer about what might have caused the current problem.“It was something that came out of nowhere,” Roberts said. “We tried to get him on antibiotics. It just really hasn’t taken, so now we have to get some docs to look at him and get some more insight. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The job of a manager in the current era, however, leaves less room for “feel” or “gut” decisions and requires more information management. Asked if managers like Bochy were disappearing from the game, Roberts joked that he was “the Last of the Mohicans.”“The job has certainly changed,” Roberts said. “And I say this because I’ve talked to Boch and I’ve talked to other managers who managed 10, 20 years ago. The job has changed. It’s still about communication with players, putting players in the best spots to have success.“But, yeah, if you look at sort of his generation of guys – Boch, Dusty Baker, Sosh (Mike Scioscia), guys like that … yeah, the number is starting to shrink down considerably.”ALSORoberts said left-hander Caleb Ferguson’s oblique injury is “the best-case scenario” and won’t require an extensive recovery time. Ferguson could begin a throwing program in the next few days.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 2-0, 5.25 ERA) at Giants (LHP Drew Pomeranz, 1-2, 3.65 ERA), Tuesday, 6:45 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AMlast_img read more

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WTH?! Gilbert Arenas Calls Rev. Al Sharpton a ‘Coon’ over Mike Brown Protests

first_imgFormer NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas incredulously unfurled a traditional racial slur on a member of his own race, Rev. Al Sharpton, because of the civil rights leaders reactions and actions in wake of the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting of Michael Brown and the riots that have followed.Arenas completely denounced Sharpton, accusing the reverend of being an attention-seeking whore who causes more harm with race relations than any good:“The stats also show AL coon sharpton has not helped one situation he has protested at,he actually made it worst and because of him the jury goes the other way.”The former Washington Wizard star also included on Instagram post an admonishment that Michael Brown’s family stay clear of Sharpton and rebuke his efforts to lead the marches, demonstrations and rallies.Arenas said “FAMILiES of the victims pleaseeeeee stop asking #alsharpton to speak or ur behalf,you have a better chance having #caesar the monkey from #planetoftheapes to get justice for you.”Such inflammatory and defamatory language to describe Sharpton and his efforts is interesting in light of Arenas’ own history.He was well on his way to NBA superstardom — often getting into thrilling playoff battles against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavs about a decade ago. But his magical NBA carpet ride crashed and burned when he was suspended for nearly a season for bringing a handgun into the Wizards’ locker room, daring former teammate Javaris Crittenton to go for his gun or pull out his own after a team plane card game went awry. His career and image was immediately shattered and never recovered.Now Arenas has taken on the role of self-appointed civic leader and political spokesperson. He is currently reacting to news coverage of Sharpton arriving in the St. Louis area and marching arm-in-arm with protesters.Arenas finished off the renouncement of Sharpton by calling him a whore: “#AL ur like a #THOT in the club,lookn for attention what u said at trayvons rally #enoughisenough ur right were tired of u PRETENDING.”“THOT” is an urban acronym for “That Ho Over There.” Arenas also slammed Sharpton for not showing up in St. Louis until the national media showed up there too.So far, no word from the Sharpton camp.last_img read more

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