Fading Yanks Aced By Rays, 5-0

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brandon McCarthy gave up two runs in the first inning the night of Aug. 15 and these days, that’s a lot for the New York Yankees to overcome.“We didn’t score. That was the problem,” Manager Joe Girardi said after a 5-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. It was the Yankees’ fifth straight loss in a streak in which they have totaled only seven runs.Alex Cobb pitched neatly into the eighth inning and the Rays (61-61) became just the fourth team in major league history to reach .500 after falling 18 games under in the same season. The Rays won their third in a row.Tampa Bay also accomplished the comeback feat in 2004 when known as the Devil Rays. The 1899 Louisville Colonels and 2006 Florida Marlins have also gotten back to the break-even point after dropping 18 under.The Rays were 24-42 on June 10. They are trying to become the first club to finish with a winning record after being so far under.The Yankees were shut out for the second time in five games and remained eight games behind the first-place Baltimore Orioles.“Cobb pitched a great game and it’s just a wasted performance,” said Brett Gardner, who went 0-for-3 with a walk. “We’re running out of time. Every day that goes by when we don’t win makes us one step closer to being home at the end of September, and that’s obviously not where we want to be.”Cobb (8-6) gave up six hits in 7 1-3 innings, striking out eight and walking one. He improved 4-0 in six career home starts against the Yankees.McCarthy (4-2) gave up four runs and seven hits over 6 1-3 innings.After loading the bases with none out in the first, the Rays took a 2-0 lead on RBI grounders by Evan Longoria and James Loney that looked like potential double plays.“I’ve got to do a better job of not getting into that jam, where you’re relying on something to happen behind you,” McCarthy said.Loney homered in the eighth when Esmil Rogers tried to quick pitch him.Tampa Bay has held its opponents to three runs or less in a club-record 11 consecutive games.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Gordon Leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to Take Series Lead

first_imgHOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul’s grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination.Now the Houston Rockets must wait to see if his injured leg is strong enough to help them take one last step to the NBA Finals.Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. But the victory came with a cost, as Paul had to leave the game in the final minute with a right hamstring injury that could keep him out of Game 6.“His spirits aren’t great,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He wanted to be out there, and for sure he’s worried … we’ll see tomorrow how it goes.”Paul was receiving treatment after the game and did not speak to reporters.The Rockets head to Oakland for Game 6 on Saturday night a win away from knocking off the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95.Kevin Durant scored 29 points for the Warriors, who lost in Game 5 of a playoff series for just the second time since 2015. Just like Cleveland in the East, a run of three straight trips to the championship round is on the verge of ending.Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul sits on the floor after being hurt during the second half in Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Houston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)“We haven’t been in this position before … so it’s a chapter we need to figure out and finish the story,” Stephen Curry said.The Rockets won a second straight defensive struggle between the two potent offenses, leaving the Warriors a loss from missing the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014.Draymond Green made a 3-pointer with just over minute left to get Golden State within one. Harden, who was 0 for 11 on 3s, missed his last one with less than 30 seconds left, giving the Warriors the ball back.Curry missed a floater and Trevor Ariza grabbed the rebound and was fouled with 10 seconds left. But he made just one of two free throws to give the Warriors another chance.But Gordon came up with his steal when Green lost control in the lane and added two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to put it away.Green was asked what was supposed to happen on the play.“We was supposed to score,” he said. “I lost the ball … not much more to it than that.”Harden scoffed at a reporter who questioned him about his struggles from long range in the last two games, where he’s gone a combined 3 for 22.“Who cares,” he said. “I’m just missing shots, but we’re winning.”Houston Rockets guard James Harden scores over Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney in the first half during Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference Finals, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Klay Thompson shook off a knee injury that had his status for this game in question to score 23 points and Curry added 22. A bruised left knee kept Andre Iguodala out for the second straight game, and Kevon Looney started in his place.After losing Game 1 of the series, the Rockets made the best of home-court advantage this time, thrilling a sellout crowd that included Justin Timberlake, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt and rapper Travis Scott.It’s Houston’s second straight win in the series after snapping Golden State’s NBA playoff-record, 16-game home winning streak with a 95-92 victory on Tuesday night.Golden State led by one to start the fourth before Paul got going, scoring seven points to power a 10-5 run that gave the Rockets an 81-77 lead with about 9 1/2 minutes left.Thompson made a 3-pointer after that and then officials reviewed Paul’s first basket of the quarter and ruled he got it off after the shot clock expired, leaving the Warriors ahead 80-79.The Rockets were clinging to a one-point lead with about seven minutes left when Durant fouled Gordon on a 3-point attempt, losing one of his shoes in the process. Gordon made all three free throws to start a 7-2 spurt that extended the lead to 88-82 midway through the quarter.TIP-INSWarriors: Coach Steve Kerr was unsure Thursday if Iguodala would be able to return for Game 6. “He’s dying to play, but he’s not healthy enough,” Kerr said. “We’ll just continue to take it day to day.”… Curry made four free throws to tie Rick Barry for most free throws made in the playoffs in franchise history with 378. … Golden State had 18 turnovers.Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry shoots past Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker during the second half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Houston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Rockets: Clint Capela had 12 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double this postseason. … Houston made 13 of 43 3-pointers, led by four from Gordon.SANTA FE STRONGThe Rockets honored the 10 people killed in last week’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, before the game, with the school’s choir singing the national anthem and team owner Tilman Fertitta wearing a “Santa Fe Strong” T-shirt, before Houston scored the game’s first six points in a first half where the team led by as many as 11.Houston also wore rectangular patches on its jerseys that read: “Santa Fe HS,” to remember those affected by the tragedy.“We wanted to come out and give them light, put smiles on their faces (and) clear their minds a little bit,” Harden said.UP NEXTAfter Game 6 on Saturday, the Rockets would host Game 7 on Monday if necessary.—By KRISTIE RIEKEN , AP Sports WriterHouston Rockets guard Chris Paul wears the Santa Fe High School logo during the first half in Game 5 of the team’s NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Ten people were killed in shootings at the school last week.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

RandallReilly Undergoes Corporate Executive Restructuring

first_imgWhen the company does invest in print, adds Reilly, it tends to be on associated units such as social media or research. “Our primary investments this year have been in our data center and our interactive division, with a smaller level in events, audience development and custom marketing solutions.”As a result of the new centers of excellence structure, the executive team has realigned its roles. Along with Brent Reilly’s promotion to president, Shane Elmore, formerly chief financial officer, will become chief process officer—a position on a similar level with Brent that will focus on further integration among the centers of excellence. Chief operating officer David Wright is now chief operations officer. Mike Reilly will retain his chairman and CEO. Randall-Reilly, the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based b-to-b media company targeting the trucking and construction markets, has recently undergone a corporate restructuring around six “centers of excellence”: Content, interactive, events, business intelligence, custom marketing solutions and audience development. As a result, the executive team, which remains intact, has also shuffled its roles. The organizational structure mirrors what most b-to-b media companies are prioritizing these days—diversifying print with digital, data and custom marketing services. However, the challenge has often been to free these elements from their own silos so they scale across a company’s market verticals and brands. “In the prior setup, some of these centers of excellence were encompassed in certain business units,” explains Brent Reilly, now the company’s president. “Our data company, for example, operated as its own business unit. Now it drives data solutions for all of our customers in the industries we serve, as well as the audiences we reach.” The new structure has also helped the company better target its investments, which these days tend to focus on units other than print. “We don’t see print going away in the near future even though we’re seeing the same declines everyone else in b-to-b is seeing,” says Reilly, “so, obviously our investment level in print is nowhere near the investment we’re making in data and other centers of excellence.”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for January 9 Car Stolen Road Rage Incident Mailbox Struck

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, January 9, 2019:A Cunningham Street caller reported a vehicle knocked over their mailbox this morning. (7:15am)A caller stated a male party in a white Ford stopped traffic on Burlington Avenue, exited his vehicle, and yelled profanities at a party in a black jeep. All parties were gone by the time police arrived. (9:35am)A Davis Road caller reported a suspicious SUV parked in a neighbor’s yard for awhile. Neighbors aren’t home. Police responded. Checked OK. Workers were installing flooring inside the residence. (11:18am)A walk-in party reported a stolen rental vehicle, last parked on Ballardvale Street. (1:12pm)A passerby reported a large object in the roadway on Wildwood Street. Police responded. Item was a tarp, which police retrieved and gave to its owner. (4:13pm)A caller reported they believe they lost about 5,000 Yen ($50 US) at a Main Street gas station. Caller called back to report he found the money. (6:46pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more

VIDEO NFL Protests Stir Culture War For Voters In Southeastern Texas

first_img Share Not seeing the video? Click here.When football quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem back in 2016, his intention was to protest against racial injustice in America.The act drew fans and fury, but tensions really boiled over when President Trump weighed in, declaring that the protests were not about race but about disrespect for the military, flag and country. The rebranding and ensuing debate has transformed football fields into the frontlines of a culture war, igniting a larger debate over what it means to be an American.Days after Trump’s harshest condemnation of protesting NFL players, the controversy spread from national headlines to a football field and a high school classroom in Texas.Ronnie Mitchem, a pastor, a former Marine and football coach in Crosby, Texas, dismissed two players on his team for protesting during a pre-game anthem. At a high school across town, 18-year-old India Landry was called to the principal’s office for not standing during the Pledge of Allegiance.NPR sat down with a few Texans touched by the NFL protests to understand how the debate around patriotism, free speech and race will inform their votes in the 2018 midterm election.Politics is Personal is a three-part video project that explores how some of the biggest stories from President Trump’s first years in office have impacted voters — who will decide whether to reward or reject the president and his party in the midterm elections.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more