Bell’s double in 10th gives Pirates 5-game sweep of Brewers

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn’t enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in nearly a dozen years.With two men on and two outs in the 10th inning and a steady rain turning into a downpour, Josh Bell made solid contact on a pitch from Dan Jennings (3-3). The crack of the bat was followed closely by bolt of lightning from the clouds as Bell left the batter’s box.The ball got past center fielder Lorenzo Cain and bounced all the way to the wall, scoring Gregory Polanco easily from third. The relay throw beat Colin Moran to the plate but skipped off the pitcher’s mound and through the legs of catcher Erik Kratz, giving Pittsburgh an improbable victory.Bell had gained a tactical advantage when earlier in the at-bat, Jennings had a slider slip out of his hand that nearly went for a wild pitch. With the tying run on third, Bell didn’t think Jennings would risk throwing it again.“I was just dead-red heater,” Bell said. “I got it and I put a good swing on it.”The blown save was the first of the season for Jennings. An inning earlier, regular closer Corey Knebel blew his second of the season. After loading the bases with no outs, Knebel got Jordy Mercer to ground into a double play that scored one run, but then pinch-hitter David Freese hit a two-out triple off the right-field wall to tie the game.“We just didn’t make pitches,” Brewers manger Craig Counsell said. “That cost us.”The Pirates’ five-game sweep is the first in the majors since August 18-21, 2006, when the Yankees took five straight from Boston. It’s the first five-game sweep for Pittsburgh since 1996. The Pirates head into the break as winners of six straight and eight of their last nine.“Just a lot of wins all over the place for a lot of different guys and the team,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “Twice to come back against one of the best bullpens in the game, the fight in the club, the fight all over the place, a really fun way to end it in the pouring rain.”Brett Phillips drove in four runs, including an RBI single in the 10th off Pirates reliever Tanner Anderson (1-0). The win was Anderson’s first in the majors in his second appearance. Both Phillips and Anderson had been recalled from Triple-A before the game.Phillips hit a bases-loaded triple in the eighth off Pirates starter Joe Musgrove to give the Brewers a three-run lead. Starling Marte had an RBI single in the eighth for Pittsburgh.Musgrove threw a career-high 106 pitches over his 7 2/3 innings. He allowed five runs on seven hits, walked four and struck out five.Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin allowed one hit in 5 1/3 innings, but his throwing error allowed Musgrove to reach base ahead of Corey Dickerson’s homer, which was the only damage against him.Travis Shaw hit his 18th homer of the season in the second.TRAINER’S ROOMBrewers: C Manny Pina (left biceps strain) and OF Ryan Braun (back strain) will be eligible to return from the disabled list after the All-Star break.Pirates: 2B Josh Harrison left the game with left hamstring discomfort. He pulled up running out a ground ball in the fifth inning. … There is “concern” that C Francisco Cervelli (post-concussive symptoms) might have to move out from behind the plate, general manager Neal Huntington said. Cervelli went on the seven-day disabled list Saturday without a timetable for his return.UP NEXTBrewers: Have not announced a starter for Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the activation of LHPs Wade Miley and Brent Suter from the disabled list this week, Milwaukee has six starters on the active roster.Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (6-7, 3.91 ERA) is scheduled to start the second half at Cincinnati on Friday. Taillon held opponents to a .196 average over his last two starts.___More AP baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates starter Joe Musgrove (59) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)last_img read more

Ambitious Vonn to ‘take on the world’ after skiing career

first_imgTwitter Ads info and privacy View image on Twitter By 27 minutes ago My shiner is getting pretty shiny #youshouldseetheotherguy In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, Lindsey Vonn poses for a photo outside the New York Stock Exchange as she arrives for a visit.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) 2,4527:49 AM – Feb 7, 2019center_img ARE, Sweden (AP) — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three.Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race.“Next goal, take on the world,” Vonn said, perhaps jokingly — but who’d put it past her? — when discussing what the future holds for her when she retires after the world championships in Sweden.One thing’s for sure: She’s unlikely to be slipping out of the limelight.“I’m a driven person,” said Vonn, who has 1.6 million Instagram followers and, at the height of her career in 2013, was worth $3 million, according to Forbes. “I’m not going to be sitting on the couch, twiddling my thumbs. That would be boring. It’s all about pushing myself.”Just like it was all or nothing in her record-setting skiing career— her current shiner around her right eye and the highlight reel of crashes are testament to that — Vonn intends to immerse herself in lots of things once she puts away her racing suit. lindsey vonn✔@lindseyvonn 317 people are talking about this She said she’ll be setting up her own business, which involves a “new project” that she is keeping under wraps for the moment. Attending a four-day course at Harvard Business School last year was an early signal of her post-skiing intentions.“I hope one day,” Vonn said, “they say, ‘OK, she was a skier a long time ago, and now she’s a successful businesswoman.’”That would be a big deal for Vonn, who has previously referred to being “self-conscious about my level of education,” having never been to college. Her family moved from Minnesota to Vail, Colorado, when she was 12 to advance her skiing career, and she took online courses to complete her high school education.Vonn would do well to take some advice from American teammate Ted Ligety, who is also 34 and who founded his ski accessories company , Shred, in 2006.“It’s a whole other world,” Ligety told The Associated Press. “It’s never easy … You can’t do it yourself. You got to have some help along the way and have some people that know better and that can help you carry out a vision as well.”Vonn also is looking to get into the world of movies, both in front of the camera and behind it as an executive producer.She has already been an extra on one of her favorite shows, “Law & Order,” and launched in December her own YouTube channel , LVTV, where she provides weekly lifestyle content on things like health, fitness and cooking.It’s therefore no surprise that being a mother is not immediately on her agenda, but she definitely plans to have kids somewhere down the line. If her boyfriend, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, wasn’t already aware of that, he is now.In her news conference Tuesday after the super-G race at the worlds, Vonn set up her cell phone on the table in front of her to ensure Subban could listen in live.Vonn at the CMT Music Awards.“Wait, I’ve got to make sure my boyfriend is here for this,” Vonn said, repositioning her phone. “Yes, of course, I’d love to have children.“I’m 34, so I can’t wait too long,” she added before looking straight down the phone. “You know what I’m saying.”She said one of the reasons she is calling an end to her sports career now is so she doesn’t damage her body even more, to the extent that she wouldn’t be able to go skiing with her own children.She’ll be making a clean break from the sport, too, after the downhill on Sunday. Not even coaching.“I want to be still here, racing,” Vonn said, “I accept that I can’t, but I still want to be here. If I was going to be involved in skiing at least for the next few years, I think that would just make me even more sad. I need a break. Maybe after time, when I’m older, maybe then I can make my way back.”Throw in her foundation and her slew of well-known sponsors that she plans to continue representing and Vonn won’t have a problem keeping herself occupied.Top of the to-do list when she returns to the United States next week will be to have a seventh, and hopefully final, operation on her knee after tearing her lateral collateral ligament in November. During rehab, Vonn will have time to figure out exactly how to attack the next stage in her life.“My head is still good,” she said. “That’s all I need at this point.”___More AP sports: and Sports Writer Andrew Dampf contributed to this article.___Steve Douglas is at read more

Team Medford claims top prize at Doug Bothamley Cashspiel

first_imgTeam Medford of Kimberley/Cranbrook defeated fellow East Kootenay rink Ken McHargue in the A Final to capture the annual Doug Bothamley Cashspiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.Team Medford, consisting of skip Chris Medford, third Steve Tersmette, second Mitch Young and lead Jeff Langin, took home the top prize of $2050 in the weekend cashspiel.B-event went to Kevin Maffioli of Grand Forks/Rossland. The Maffioli rink consists of third Colin Anderson, second Rob Darrah and lead Darryl Popoff.Skip Josh Firman, third Marcus Partidge, second Dev Devine and lead Greg Terrill  of Creston won the C Event while the Tom Pellerin rink of Cranbrook claimed the D event. Team Pellerin consists of skip Tom Pellerin, third Steve Bruder, second Chris Nemick and lead Brett Johnson.The cashspiel attracted a total 18 teams from Elkford, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Creston, Castlegar, Beaver Valley, Trail, Rossland, Grand Forks, Vernon, Kelowna and Nelson.Local rinks included Gary Meadows, Marla Dreher, Jana Bidwell, Brent Pihowich, Nando Salviulo and Rick Cutler.The Salviulo has three Junior Curlers included on the team — Zach Wolfram at lead, Reece Whitehead playing second and Devin Anderson at third.The squad captured second place after round robin play before losing to Medford in semi-final action.Organizers would like to thank all of the many sponsors that made donations to make the  Doug Bothamley Cashspiel happen.Doug Bothamley Cashspiel B Event winners include, from left, skip Kevin Maffioli, third Colin Anderson, second Rob Darrah, lead Darryl Popoff and organizer Nando Salviulo. — Submitted photolast_img read more

Colts set state record for consecutive dual-meet wins

first_imgCBA harriers extend mark to 248 straight By tim morris Staff Writer It’s been 29 years since anyone has outrun Christian Brothers Academy in a cross country dual meet. The Colts’ streak reached historic proportions last week with their 248th consecutive dual meet victory, 15-50, over Ocean Township in Lincroft Sept. 17. CBA’s cross country team now holds the state record for the most consecutive regular season victories in dual meets, matches or games in any sport. The Colts had been tied at 247 with the Columbia girls’ volleyball team whose streak went from 1977-1988. Tom Heath, who has been there for all 248 straight wins, said the streak is a tribute to the kinds of athletes who come to CBA. “We get kids who are dedicated and work hard not just at running, but in the classroom and who want to achieve something as a team,” he said. “Ability is important. But when it comes down to the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh runners, it’s who wants it more.” It was just that approach that kept the winning streak going. Back in 1981 when the streak wasn’t on the charts, the Colts squeaked out a win over St. John Vianney by the sixth runner tie-breaker. The two teams were deadlocked at 29-29, and it came down to the sixth runner. John Vickers gave CBA the edge by finishing ahead of the Lancers’ No. 6 man. “We lucked out that day,” noted Heath, whose team finished behind SJV in meets the rest of the season. That tie-breaker win was the last time the Colts have been challenged. Heath admits that on that day in October 1973 when Raritan, led by Mel Ullmeyer, now the cross country and track and field coach at Shore Regional, beat the Colts, he could never have envisioned the success his team has gained since, or that it would be the last loss his runners would absorb. Over the 29 years of the streak, dual meets have taken on a different meaning, Heath pointed out. With the rise of weekend invitationals, dual meets aren’t as important and therefore aren’t run as frequently during a season. At CBA, dual meets are where the underclassmen earn their wings. This makes the CBA record a true team effort. “Dual meets are the basic place where you first get success,” said Heath. “They are more the responsibility of our freshmen, sophomores and juniors. They allow us to save our seniors for the invitationals.” Heath said that the Colts have used the streak as a positive rather than as an albatross hanging over them. He pointed out that runners come to CBA just to be a part of that history. Their goal is to keep the streak going. They run to win, not to lose. For the record, it was junior Jake Zorski leading five other Colts across the finish line before the first Spartan in the record-setting victory over Ocean Township at CBA’s home course. Following Zorski (15:54) were Ben Klayman, Brian Keating, Connor Campanella, Chris Horel and Scott Havard. Next up for the Colts is the national boys’ cross country record of 265 held by Blackstone-Milliville (Mass.) from 1974-1992. CBA is on course to set the national record in 2004. By tim morrisStaff Writer last_img read more

St. Paddy’s 10-mile run requires a lot of planning, volunteers

first_imgBY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer For a runner who is competing in a road race, the logistics are easy. Show up on race day, register, and go out and run. For those who are putting on the event, the task is not that simple.When the Freehold Area Running Club (FARC) presents its 23rd annual St. Paddy’s Day 10-mile run and Leprechaun 5K on March 25 at Michael J. Tighe Park, Georgia Road, Freehold Township, it will be the culmination of a year’s worth of planning and work.“We start (planning) for next year right after that (year’s) race,” said Isabella Meldrum, who serves as race director and FARC treasurer. “I have a wrap-up meeting with my 20 committee heads, we critique the race for next year. I call my committee together in (the fall) and we have three committee meetings. I get the applications out in September for the race.”The 2012 St. Paddy’s 10-mile run will go off at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9:45. Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the park.The 10-mile and 5K races are quite an undertaking. In 2011 more than 1,000 runners and walkers took part in the races and Meldrum said she is looking for at least 1,000 participants in 2012.It takes more than just committees to make everything run smoothly.“We have over 200 volunteers for the race, from the water stops, to cleanup details, set-up details, [and] hospitality,” Meldrum said.The club provides post-race food and drinks, including hot dogs, soup, bagels, fruit, soda and beer.The 10-mile and 5K races start and finish in the park and both races take runners along some of Freehold Township’s scenic back roads.The 10-mile course takes runners out of the park and onto Georgia Road. The runners will turn left on Stonehill Road and right on Jackson Mills Road. The runners will then make their way alongAimee Road, Diamond Drive, Brandon Drive and Georgia Road before heading onto Pittinger Pond Road and Nomoco Road near Turkey Swamp Park. The runners will return to Georgia Road for the final mile and back into Tighe Park for the finish.The Leprechaun 5K heads out of the park to Stonehill Road and to Jackson Mills Road, where the runners will turn around and head back down Stonehill Road to the park for the finish.Because of its timing so early in the spring, the St. Paddy’s race has become one of the biggest events on the local road racing calendar. Many runners use the 10-mile race to prepare for spring marathons, including the Boston Marathon.Last year, Piscataway’s Michael Loenser won the 10-mile race in a time of 59:30. The women’s champion was Jacqui Gordon of Point Pleasant, who clocked 1:02.41 and finished sixth overall.Atrio of Marlboro High School runners, Elan Morin, Mitchell Biler and Brandon Mazzarella, tied for first place in the 5K, crossing the line together in 18:52.The women’s 5K race also had a tie as twoMarlboro girls crossed the line in a time of 21:12. Katie Vicision and Rachel Weinberger were the women’s winners and they finished 12th and 13th overall in the 5K.For additional information about the St. Paddy’sDay race or other upcoming FARC events, visit read more

Djokovic leads calls for ATP Cup, Davis Cup to merge

first_imgDjokovic’s concerns were shared by France’s Nicolas Mahut, who said having two men’s team competitions was “too much”.“Obviously, we don’t need two competitions the same way. Two team competitions is too much,” he said.Djokovic does not normally play in Australian before the year’s first Grand Slam in Melbourne, but he will use the ATP Cup to prepare for his attempt to win an eighth Australian Open crown.“The Australian Open courts, Melbourne Park was always very suitable to my game, and I can’t wait to go back there,” he said.“Obviously, that’s probably my most successful court in my career, in my life, so I love playing there.”Djokovic’s first match in the ATP Cup will be against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It comes six weeks after the revamped Davis Cup, which also has countries playing each other in a round-robin format, was held in Madrid.Canadian Denis Shapovalov suggested earlier Thursday that the two events — one run by the men’s tour, the Association of Tennis Professionals, and the other by the International Tennis Federation — should combine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“It’s a really similar event and it’s literally back-to-back from the other one, so it’s a little bit of a weird sensation coming from what felt like the world championships coming to play another world championship,” Shapovalov said.“So for me I don’t see why they, the ATP and ITF can’t combine, can’t join, can’t come to some agreement and make just one, really unique and special tournament for everyone.” US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during a quarter-final doubles tennis match between Serbia and Russia at the Davis Cup Madrid Finals 2019 in Madrid on November 22, 2019. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP)Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic said Thursday there was no point in having two men’s team tennis competitions and suggested the new ATP Cup should merge with the Davis Cup.The ATP Cup is about to kick off its inaugural edition, replacing a number of previous Australian Open warm-up tournaments with the new round-robin competition.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption When asked about the Canadian’s comments, Djokovic, who is on the ATP players’ council, agreed.“We need to have one Super World Cup event, whatever you want to call it,” he said.“That’s not going to happen next year as well. But if the two sides, the ITF, the Davis Cup, and the ATP get together very quickly, it can happen possibly for 2022. “I hope it will happen because it’s kind of hard to get top players to commit to play both events, the Davis Cup and the ATP Cup. “And it’s six weeks apart, so they’re not really helping each other in terms of marketing, in terms of the value of the event.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’center_img James Harden leads NBA record setters in past decade Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee View comments No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ MOST READlast_img read more

Aussie Open dark horse Cilic ‘motivated’ after tough year

first_imgCroatia’s Marin Cilic celebrates after winning against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz after their men’s singles tennis match on day one of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – Rolex Paris Masters – indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris on October 28, 2019. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)SYDNEY — Former Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic said he is fit and feeling motivated to put a difficult 2019 behind him after totting up his second win in a row at the ATP Cup Monday.The 31-year-old Croatian had a forgettable season last year, sliding down the world rankings from seven to 39, his lowest year-ending position since 2007.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist But he has started this season well, rallying from a set down to beat Austria’s Dennis Novak in Sydney on Saturday before overcoming Poland’s Kacper Zuk 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Monday.It helped Croatia win the tie 2-1 at the inaugural team event to reach a strong position in Group E, which also features Argentina and Austria.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Cilic, whose career high was beating Roger Federer to win the US Open in 2014, is eyeing a deep run at this month’s Australian Open.He made the semi-finals at Melbourne Park in 2010 and lost to Federer in a five-set epic in the 2018 decider. More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee LATEST STORIEScenter_img Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall ‘People evacuated on their own’ “I feel motivated. I feel that, you know, 2019 was a season that I could use to learn some new things,” said Cilic, whose wife is expecting their first child in February.“All those things are good motivation for me to get stronger and now to push a little bit further into 2020.“I had good time off in the off-season, trained well,” he added, after pulling out of the Davis Cup in November with a knee injury.“I believe this event can definitely set things up nicely for the rest of the season.”A veteran of Australian conditions, having played the Australian Open since 2007, he said he was as prepared as possible for what could be wild weather changes at the Grand Slam in Melbourne.ADVERTISEMENT “Melbourne is very tricky with the conditions. It can go from 40 degrees day to 20-degrees day. And even on a couple of occasions, two years ago, during the day was 40 degrees, and then you get into the night when it’s already 18, 17,” he said.“So you’ve got to be ready for everything. For those extreme conditions, nobody is basically prepared.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Holding back a beast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Ferdinand lost respect for Suarez over Evra row

first_imgThe Uruguayan’s behaviour infuriated Ferdinand, who then snubbed Suarez’s attempt to shake his hand during the traditional pre-match greeting.The incident came two weeks after the Football Association scrapped the handshake prior to Chelsea’s FA Cup fourth round tie at QPR and an equally tricky reunion between Rio’s brother, Anton Ferdinand, and John Terry, who has been accused of racially abusing the defender last year.“I thought it was bad decision-making from their guy,” Ferdinand told MUTV.“It’s a touchy subject at the minute and things could have been put to bed a little bit easier if the handshake had been done.“After seeing what I saw I decided not to shake his hand.“He’s not got the respect that he needs to have in these situations and acknowledge he’s made a mistake and say sorry and move on from that. I lost all respect for the guy after that.“It could have been resolved, maybe, between the two people who are involved.“It’s disappointing. I expected more from the other guy but it wasn’t to be.”Ferdinand is not the only high-profile figure to blast Suarez in the aftermath of United’s explosive 2-1 win, which also reportedly featured a tunnel confrontation between Evra and Suarez.United boss Sir Alex Ferguson called Suarez a disgrace before claiming Liverpool should sell him, while Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers Association, has branded the Uruguayan’s conduct as “disrespectful, inappropriate and embarrassing”.Taylor, who has worked tirelessly to stamp out racism within the game, believes the Football Association should take more action to avoid any further incidents.“What Suarez did was disrespectful, inappropriate and embarrassing,” he said.“If anything, Patrice Evra was the victim and he was prepared to put his hand out.“These players are expected to be role models but if we have a situation where nobody accepts the findings of hearings and just carries on regardless, all you get is anarchy.“Now the Football Association have to step in because the whole situation has gone too far.“Suarez had a chance to put everything to be yesterday, in front of a worldwide audience.“The fact that he chose not to is, quite frankly, depressing.”Meanwhile, British prime minister David Cameron is reportedly expected to step into the row over racism in football by staging a Downing Street summit.Cameron and culture secretary Jeremy Hunt are to hold a “round table discussion” with the sport’s authorities and players’ representatives later this month, according to the Sunday Telegraph.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, February 12 – Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits he has no respect for Luis Suarez after the Liverpool striker refused to shake hands with Patrice Evra before Saturday’s match at Old Trafford.Suarez deliberately withdrew his hand when he came face to face with United captain Evra for the first time since being given an eight-match suspension for racially abusing the French defender during a Premier League encounter at Anfield in October.last_img read more

Glazer puts 3m United shares up for sale

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, December 9- Edward Glazer has put three million shares in Manchester United up for sale six months after his father Malcolm’s death, and stands to recoup in the region of 45million US dollars (£28.7million).Malcolm Glazer took ownership of United in May 2005, but his death in May this year saw his children take an equal split of shares. A statement released by the Premier League club and the New York Stock Exchange – where 10 per cent of United’s shares are listed – announced the offer of “Class A Ordinary Shares”.It means Edward Glazer, who serves as co-chairman of Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is co-president of the Glazer Family Foundation, is to receive a windfall from the sale, which could be concluded this week.The statement read: “Manchester United plc today announced the offering of 3,000,000 of its Class A Ordinary Shares by the Edward S. Glazer Irrevocable Exempt Trust (the ‘Selling Shareholder’).“The underwriter will have an option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 Class A Ordinary Shares from the Selling Shareholder.“Manchester United will not receive any proceeds from the sale of any Class A Ordinary Shares by the Selling Shareholder. The offering is expected to close on December 12, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Vet remembers friends who didn’t come home

first_imgWEST COVINA – More than 60 years later, Mike Palomo still has a small piece of the Japanese kamikaze plane that attacked his ship in 1944 in the Philippines. The burgundy metal fragment – part of the red, circular Japanese insignia on the side of the plane – has nine names etched into it. “Jack Lucas,” “Soapy Riley” and “Keester” are some of those names Palomo scratched into the metal as a young Navy gunner’s mate in World War II. Above them are the words, “They did not die in vain.” “They died, I didn’t,” the 81-year-old said. “They were young guys, just like me. Sometimes I wonder what would they have done with their lives.” Palomo was born in Sonora, Mexico, but was raised in California and became a naturalized citizen in 1946. He fought in eight major battles during World War II. Of those eight, the attack in the Philippines that took the lives of nine of his friends from the “greatest generation” stays vivid in his mind. “On a ship, whenever a suicide plane hits, someone’s going to die,” he said. “In war, we all expect to get killed. You figure, `I’m sorry he’s dead, but I’m glad I’m alive.’ … That’s war.” But that was not something Palomo realized when he first enlisted in February 1943 as a 17-year-old from San Diego. Still in high school, Palomo followed friends who felt that, in the spirit of patriotism, they needed to fight. “I didn’t really realize what battle was,” he said. “I think we were too young to realize what the fight was even about, but we felt we had to serve our country.” Nine months later, Palomo understood the reality of war during the Battle of Tarawa in the South Pacific. “After that first time, you know, you see all these dead Marines floating around in the water and you think, `That could be me.”‘ Palomo also learned the pains of discrimination during his military days. As a Mexican American growing up in a border town, Palomo said he never experienced racism. It wasn’t until he entered the military and watched African Americans serve in segregation that he, himself, was subjected to racial slurs. Palomo and other Latinos found protection from the discrimination as a group. At nights, they would gather to play music and sing songs. “I know he’s been through a lot,” his wife, Eva Palomo, said. “He’s seen a lot. I always tell him he’s lived a full life.” In his West Covina home, Mike Palomo still has keepsakes from his wartime days. A string of four photographs taken from another ship show the before and after pictures of his ship – the USS Maryland – being attacked in an air raid in Okinawa, Japan. Palomo also has a shadowbox boasting his dog tags and all his commemorative medals from World War II and the Korean War. “His generation, they are dropping like flies now,” said son Carlos Palomo. He – like his father – feels more needs to be done to voice the stories of Mexican-American and Latino veterans. “They absolutely deserve more recognition for the battles they fought and everything they sacrificed, especially for the ones that didn’t make it home,” he said. For Mike Palomo, the memorabilia helps to tell those stories. “I feel so proud that I served,” he said. “I feel proud I was in combat. I’ve done my bit for this country. … I earned my right to be here.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img