Rock start – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ Tue, 17 May 2022 21:46:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://linkwraylegend.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-18-120x120.png Rock start – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ 32 32 Lynx seeks answers after another 0-4 start to the season https://linkwraylegend.com/lynx-seeks-answers-after-another-0-4-start-to-the-season/ Tue, 17 May 2022 17:41:57 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/lynx-seeks-answers-after-another-0-4-start-to-the-season/ Indiana Fever guard Destanni Henderson (33) shoots the ball against Minnesota Lynx forward Bridget Carleton (6) during a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Grace Hollars/The Indianapolis Star via AP) Grace Hollars PA It certainly wasn’t the start the Minnesota Lynx envisioned for their season — the career finale […]]]>

Indiana Fever guard Destanni Henderson (33) shoots the ball against Minnesota Lynx forward Bridget Carleton (6) during a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.  (Grace Hollars/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indiana Fever guard Destanni Henderson (33) shoots the ball against Minnesota Lynx forward Bridget Carleton (6) during a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Grace Hollars/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

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It certainly wasn’t the start the Minnesota Lynx envisioned for their season — the career finale for Sylvia Fowles.

For the second year in a row, the Lynx have lost their first four games. They’re hoping they can turn things around like they did last season when Cheryl Reeve’s team finished 22-10 and won the No. 3 seed in the playoffs.

“We’ll do what we have to do to get where we want to go because there’s only one way,” Reeve said recently. “And that path is to be able to be difficult to face from a physical and mental point of view, your defense, your connection in attack.”

Minnesota begins a three-game road trip Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

Regardless of what happens against the Sparks, the Lynx may find it harder to turn things around this year.

Napheesa Collier is out indefinitely as she is due to give birth later this month. Kayla McBride has just finished playing overseas and Damiris Dantas is weeks away from returning to the Lynx after a Lisfranc injury she suffered last year.

Reeve surprisingly overhauled the roster last week, parting ways with Angel McCoughtry and Odyssey Sims as well as 2020 WNBA Rookie of the Year Crystal Dangerfield and veteran guard Layshia Clarendon.

“Unfortunately, you don’t want to train effort and tenacity,” Reeve said. “These are things you want your players to bring every time they play and I didn’t hold them accountable enough before (Thursday), and so now we’re in a space where we hold people accountable.

“If we keep asking you to do it over and over again, we’ll start assuming you can’t do it, and that leads to a different decision, either not playing or not making the team.”

POWER POLL

This week’s WNBA poll:

1. Las Vegas (3-1): Dearica Hamby and Kelsey Plum have entered the starting lineup this season and it has already paid off for the Aces. Plum is averaging 17.5 points and Hamby double- double to start the season with 14.8 points and 11.8 rebounds.

2. Washington (3-1): After missing last year with a foot injury, Alysha Clark returned to the roster last week. The Mystics suffered their only loss of the season in this game. They hope to get Natasha Cloud back from health and safety protocols this week.

3. Chicago (2-1): The Sky won both games last week, although the two teams they beat (New York and Minnesota) were 1-7 combined going into Tuesday’s games. Chicago will face tougher competition this week on the road playing Seattle and Washington.

4. Connecticut (1-1): The Sun has a busy week with a game in New York and then a home-and-away game with Indiana. Connecticut will welcome back Courtney Williams, who missed the first two games while serving a suspension for an off-court altercation last season.

5. Phoenix (2-1): A pair of games against the Aces this week will give a better idea of ​​where the Mercurys stand at this point in the season.

6. Atlanta (3-1): With a revamped young roster, the fact that the Dream have won three of their first four games is a sign the team is heading in the right direction. Rookie Rhyne Howard became the seventh player in league history to score 30 or more points in one of her first four games.

7. Dallas (2-1): Impressive wins at Washington and New York have given the Wings confidence. Coach Vickie Johnson believes she has a deep team this year and isn’t afraid to use the whole bench.

8.. Seattle (1-3): The Storm were swept by Phoenix, but were missing former league MVP Breanna Stewart, who was in health and safety protocols due to the coronavirus. She should be back this week.

9. Los Angeles (2-2): After starting the season with four straight road games, the Sparks are happy to be home for one game before hitting the road for four of the next five.

10. Indiana (2-3): It took Fever 18 games last season to get their second win of the season. With contributions from many of its young players like NaLyssa Smith and Queen Egbo, Indiana is looking good early.

11. New York (1-3): The Liberty are struggling in many areas early in the season, including rebounding. Luckily for them, with just one game this week, New York will have practice time to better acclimate to each other.

12. Minnesota (0-4): The Lynx can’t come back from here until they were sacked earlier this year. Getting McBride back will help.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Atlanta’s Rhyne Howard was voted AP Player of the Week after averaging 22.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals to help the Dream win two of their three games this week. Other players receiving votes include Dallas’ Arike Ogunbowale and Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi,

HIRING

Los Angeles announced Monday that Vanessa Shay will be the team’s president. Shay joins the Sparks after working with San Diego Wave FC of the NWSL. She has served as chief revenue officer since the team’s inception in 2021, guiding the new franchise through a successful expansion effort.

GRINER UPDATE

Brittney Griner, of Phoenix, had her pretrial detention in Russia extended for a month last Friday, her lawyer said. She has been in custody for three months after the two-time Olympic gold medalist was detained at a Moscow airport in February after vape cartridges containing cannabis-derived oil were allegedly found in her luggage. She faces drug trafficking charges that carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

GAME OF THE WEEK:

Dream to Fever, Tuesday. A rematch of the top two picks from last month’s WNBA Draft. First pick Howard scored 33 points in Sunday’s game, which the Dream won by six points. NaLyssa Smith, who was picked second, had 18 points before leaving with an ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter.

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St. Louis visits Colorado to start NHL playoffs https://linkwraylegend.com/st-louis-visits-colorado-to-start-nhl-playoffs/ Mon, 16 May 2022 12:52:05 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/st-louis-visits-colorado-to-start-nhl-playoffs/ St. Louis Blues (49-22-11, third in Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in Central Division) Denver; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Avalanche -264, Blues +221; plus/minus is 5.5 NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Avalanche host series first round BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the St. Louis Blues to open the Western […]]]>

St. Louis Blues (49-22-11, third in Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in Central Division)

Denver; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Avalanche -264, Blues +221; plus/minus is 5.5

NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Avalanche host series first round

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the St. Louis Blues to open the Western Conference first round. The teams meet on Tuesday for the sixth time this season. The Avalanche went 3-2 against the Blues in the regular season. In their last regular season meeting on April 26, the Avalanche won 5-3.

Colorado is 14-5-3 in Central Division games and 56-19-7 overall. The Avalanche have a +76 differential, with a total of 308 goals scored and 232 allowed.

St. Louis is 49-22-11 overall and 16-5-3 against the Central Division. The Blues have a differential of +70, with a total of 309 goals scored and 239 allowed.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikko Rantanen has 36 goals and 56 assists for the Avalanche. Cale Makar has five goals and eight assists in the last 10 games.

Robert Thomas has 20 goals and 56 assists for the Blues. Justin Faulk has three goals and six assists in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 5-4-1, average of 3.7 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game.

Blues: 6-4-0, averaging four goals, 6.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Andrew Cogliano: day to day (upper body), Ryan Murray: out (hand/wrist).

Blues: Marco Scandella: day to day (lower body), Mackenzie MacEachern: absent (upper body), Torey Krug: absent (lower body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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Trueno posted “Right or Wrong: You Start Protesting Then Celebrating” https://linkwraylegend.com/trueno-posted-right-or-wrong-you-start-protesting-then-celebrating/ Sun, 15 May 2022 02:27:17 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/trueno-posted-right-or-wrong-you-start-protesting-then-celebrating/ Thunder sits in a comfortable chair in the center of a room. Outside, his work team follows in detail the release of his second album Good or bad. There are preparations for what will be a party among friends and colleagues. A few blocks away, on 9 de Julio, everything is in chaos because of […]]]>

Thunder sits in a comfortable chair in the center of a room. Outside, his work team follows in detail the release of his second album Good or bad. There are preparations for what will be a party among friends and colleagues. A few blocks away, on 9 de Julio, everything is in chaos because of the federal march of the piquetero.

A terrace with images of the rapper’s cover, a small bar, a DJ and a view of the La Boca district, the singer’s birthplace. Thunder get ready for some notes, to go out and cash in on these new 13 songs that reflect the great moment that lives both in Argentina and in the world.

Read more: Trueno posted “Bien ou mal” and shared the video for “Tierra Zanta” with Víctor Heredia

For more than two years, Thunder – Mateo Palacios Corazzina – met every day with his team to prepare his new album. “Trueno is a project made up of many people. This is the work to which we devote the most time. The concept is to honor Latin American music, specifically that of the South, and more particularly in Argentina”, he summarized for viola on Good or bad.

Manifesto style, against injustice, repression and inequality

“Argentina has a lot to say, the politicians order, the streets speak, the people protest. We young people are the ones with the upper hand, we are the soldiers in this war against injustice, repression and inequality,” the song begins. A sharp, punctual rhyme, where he leans on the sensitivity of his generation.

“Codes on the walls of the neighborhoods, on the boxes which are also leaves, on the garbage which is also food, on the bloodstains on the sidewalk which today are only dry tears” loose Thunder in another of the verses from “Manifiesto freestyle”.

The singer maintains that it was essential to share this song first. Both in its lyrics and in its style, it reflects the concept of Good or Bad. “His departure was decisive. This manifesto is in the middle of the two parts. the “bad” represents a bit of protest, non-censorship and all we need to say. It represents the concept of mobilization, of fighting for something that bothers you or the need to bring a message. Mobilize and fight. the side of the ‘good’ is the outcome of this fight and the party.

Throughout the songs, the artist shows his own vision of the current world, critical and inspiring, revisiting the past and looking to the future with only 20 years of life. If your beginnings Bold was his letter of introduction, from the Buenos Aires neighborhood of La Boca to Argentina, this second work is an amplifier of his message of generational empowerment on a global scale. It was recorded with real instruments and with the participation of a large and talented team of musicians, producers, fellow songwriters and guest artists.

In Good or bad Other successful advancements appear that have been released since mid-2021. “Panamá” with Duki (Gold in Argentina, Spain and Uruguay), “Solo por vos” (Gold in Argentina and Uruguay), “Feel Me??” (Platinum in Argentina, Spain and Uruguay; Gold in Chile), “Dance Crip” (Platinum in Argentina, Spain and Uruguay; Gold in Chile and Mexico) and “Jungle” with Randy & Bizarrap.

Read more: Trueno, the fanatical young rapper from Boca who does not forget his origins

rap as denunciation

According to the Royal Spanish Academy, rap is a “Afro-American musical style in which, with a syncopated rhythm, the provocative lyrics are more recited than sung”. Over the years, this genre has distinguished itself by his words often improvised, where he describes different situations as injustices.

“To see her respect for all musical genresI understand that rap was the medium in the most protest-based music and uncensored. It was accompanied by rock and jazz from the United States, more specifically from New York and its surroundings, ”describes Trueno.

And he adds: “We are influenced by all this and we adapt it as Latin Americans and Argentines. We make it ours. We want young people to feel that we are all on the same page. Today they are mobilizing on Avenida 9 de Julio where young people who make radio independently, the idea we have is to encourage them”.

“Tierra Zanta”, one of the cuts with Víctor Heredia

This is the key piece that accompanied the release of Bien o mal. For the artist, it is a good example of the spirit that runs through all matter. Includes: the voices of emblematic artists of Argentine folklore such as Victor Heredia and La Charo; the sampling of “Sulkyby Gustavo Cerati; producer Brian Taylor reinterpreting on guitar a classic by Facundo Cabral (“I’m not from here, nor from there”); and the sound of thunder declaring “Latin America does not cry, it sings”.

“The album has all the essence of hip hop. It’s in our blood. Always carrying the voice and speaking for the people and by young people, with the connection with previous spokespersons, with troubadours like Víctor Heredia who is a legend of Argentine folklore. It is an incredible opportunity and I am more than grateful that it is part of the song, one of the most important of the album”, defined the participation of Víctor Heredia.

On the concept of the album, the musician describes a certain duality. A kind of Yin and Yang. people ask me I put the bad first and then the good. For me, it starts with protesting and then celebrating. If you do it the other way, you win nothing.

The influences of thunder

“Argentine rap has always been there,” he says. “Rap has always been difficult in Latin America where rock or cumbia shone, the Argentinian hip hop union was the first Grammy nominees, we had the IKV, with albums like Leche, Jazzy Mel, plus la Argentinian music in general which also carries a very similar message to ours.

On his intimate side, the singer describes himself as a person who is not very extroverted and does not go out much. “I prefer to take advantage of the time we’re not working to be with my girlfriend, visit my mom in the neighborhood, barbecue with the kids and enjoy everything we do.”

It is one of the advances of his second album.

His relationship with other referents of the genre

In recent years, the local trap and rap scene has reached other countries with great force. This group of talented young people propelled national music to prominence.

“What makes the Argentinian scene massive and powerful around the world is that we are the same guys who in 2015 were in a square with freestyle. Everyone has their message, but we support each other. We are not envious and we are together. It is important that artists come together to represent the country »analyzed the local panorama.

Trueno and his encounter with Gorillaz on stage

It was one of the highlights of day one of the recent edition of the latest Quilmes Rock. Damon Albarn, singer of Gorillaz, invited him to share his set for a few minutes in front of more than 50 thousand people.

It was to perform the classic “Clint Eastwood” together, which has a rapped part and the Argentinian did his thing in “freestyle” mode. “From Argentina we came to England. Because of a mic there are no more wars,” Thunder said center stage as Damon watched intently.

“It was amazing. I’m contemporary with those songs. When Gorillaz came out I was two years old. We all saw his worldwide boom. I went up to have fun with a freestyle and the next day I realized at how massive it was. It makes us feel that Argentine rap is going well. We’re doing it right,” he recalled of that special moment.

Thunder, Damon Albarn and their daughter (Photo: @missyalbarn).
Thunder, Damon Albarn and their daughter (Photo: @missyalbarn).

“I guess Damon’s daughter listened to my music and recommended me,” he added of this performance he won’t be able to forget.

Thunder on evil or good:

His passion for football

The conversation takes place at a few blocks from la Bombonera. A district painted in blue and yellow. “I really like football. I play almost every week in 7. I need to run a little more. I didn’t reach youth, but I played futsal. The colors are always present”, he says about his passion for the round.

Finally, Thunder makes a dream clear: “I would love to sing at La Bombonera. It would be a blessing. »

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Start your engines, Formula 1 takes Miami! https://linkwraylegend.com/start-your-engines-formula-1-takes-miami/ Fri, 13 May 2022 20:27:31 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/start-your-engines-formula-1-takes-miami/ For the first time ever, Miami hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Miami was buzzing last week with luxury cars, events, champagne and paddocks. As first-time hosts, Miami wanted to show attendees a good time – like only Miami can. Haute Living takes you through the weekend’s ‘Haute-est’ events – from McLaren to Carbone Beach […]]]>

For the first time ever, Miami hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Miami was buzzing last week with luxury cars, events, champagne and paddocks. As first-time hosts, Miami wanted to show attendees a good time – like only Miami can. Haute Living takes you through the weekend’s ‘Haute-est’ events – from McLaren to Carbone Beach to Hard Rock Stadium.

Wednesday May 4

Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix Opening Night

Photo credit: Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix

Taking place at Hard Rock Stadium before the mayhem began for the weekend, this launch party was led by world famous DJ Kygo and sponsored by Heineken. Thousands of fans gathered to celebrate the start of the first Miami Grand Prix race weekend. F1® drivers, team principals and racers also took to the stage to entertain the crowd. Kygo arrived soon after with many famous friends, including singer-songwriter Justin Jesso, Latinx superstar Anitta, and Joe Jonas-led band DNCE. Even F1 driver Lando Norris took to the stage to try his hand at the DJ tables!

“The opening night with musical performances presented by Heineken® was an unforgettable way to introduce the stars of Formula 1® to the fans and to celebrate the start of our very first race in Miami with a brilliant performance from Kygo and ‘special guests,’ said Richard Cregan, CEO, Formula 1 Crypto.com Grand Prix of Miami.

Intimate Belvedere Vodka Dinner New Cocktail Launch – Raspberry Circuit

Belvedere hosted an intimate Race Week Kick-Off Dinner to celebrate F1 in Miami and their new cocktail with the CEO and new Creative Director. The Belvedere Raspberry Circuit is inspired by the energy of F1 and features vodka, raspberry puree and lime to create a refreshing drink to enjoy in the Florida sun. The drink is also topped off with a garnish of five raspberries as a cheeky nod to the five iconic red lights at the top of each race.

Thursday May 5

Heineken ‘When you drive, never drink’ campaign party with McLaren

Global Partner of Formula 1, Heineken recently launched a “When you drive, never drink” campaign to support their 0.0% beer. With the help of familiar F1 faces such as McLaren Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo and Oracle Red Bull Racing driver Sergio Perez, Heineken released a short advert to help spread the message to never drink and drive.

At the campaign launch party in Miami Beach, there were McLaren race cars on display, fully stocked Heineken bars, as well as a simulated racing game where attendees got to take their best shot behind the wheel.

Also as part of the campaign, throughout the weekend lucky fans were surprised in bars and entertainment venues with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride in a McLaren Supercar Heineken to the Miami Grand Prix.

Mercedes Benz x will.i.am launch

In the heart of Miami’s Design District, Grammy-winning artist will.i.am has teamed up with Mercedes-AMG to unveil an exclusive one-of-a-kind vehicle he designed himself called WILL.I .AMG. The mission of this joint project is to give students from disadvantaged communities access to STEAM education. The event featured many stars who came out to support the mission including Jamie Foxx, Swizz Beatz, Lewis Hamilton, DJ Khaled, Ludacris, Timbaland, and more.

Berluti x BWT Alpine F1 reveal event

Parisian luxury fashion house Berluti has announced its partnership with the BWT Alpine F1 Team as the Official Elegance Partner. An icon of masculine elegance, Berluti offers a complete head-to-toe wardrobe for the modern man. On select occasions, drivers Fernando Alonso – two-time Formula 1 Drivers’ World Champion – and Esteban Ocon – who claimed his maiden Formula 1 victory at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, will wear bespoke Berluti looks from head to toe. Also for the first time, Berluti unveiled its handcrafted Venezia leather case to hold the team’s steering wheels.

Friday, May 6

American Express presents CARBONE Beach

David Beckham, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade at American Express Presents CARBON Beach in partnership with The h.wood Group and Sports Illustrated on Friday, May 6, 2022

Photo credit: Courtesy of CARBONE Beach

Dinner at Carbone Beach was one of the most star-studded events of the weekend. The highly sought-after Carbone Restaurant has settled on the shores of Miami Beach for a 2-night dinner in honor of F1. Dinner was prepared by Chef Mario Carbone himself and the menu included signature dishes from his Michelin-starred restaurant.

Celebrity guests included David Beckham, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, Derek Jeter and Hannah Jeter, David Fizdale, Michael Bay, Larsa Pippen, James Corden, Damon Idris, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Genie Bouchard, Jorge and Laura Pasada and Fabolous . There were also performances by famed pianist Chloe Flower and Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean. After Wyclef’s performance, CARBONE Beach hosted a second course party in partnership with The h.wood Group and Sports Illustrated with live DJ sets from Zack Bia.

Saturday May 7

Tag Heuer at Jungle Plaza

Photo credit: Joe Schildhorn

Luxury watch brand, Tag Heuer, hosted a private cocktail party at Jungle Plaza in the Miami Design District. This exclusive event brought together collectors, celebrities and friends of the brand who came together to celebrate the partnership with Formula 1 team Oracle Red Bull Racing. The occasion also included a go-kart experience and guests cheered from the sideline as they watched TAG Heuer ambassadors and reigning world champion Max Verstappen and Oracle Red Bull Racing teammate Checo Perez put the pedal to the metal during of an intense race around the track.

From Friday 6 May to Sunday 8 May

Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix

Photo Credit: Albert Manduca/AP Images for Hard Rock 8

Last, but not least, the Formula 1 race itself! Full of food, drink, games, cars and luxuries, Miami’s premier race will be unforgettable. The event took place over three days and included practice rounds, the W Series and the Miami Grand Prix.

Photo Credit: Albert Manduca/AP Images for Hard Rock 8

Taking place at Hard Rock Stadium, the venue included a few niche areas to give attendees a taste of that Miami life. In the marina, there were yachts floating in fake water, and a short walk away was Luxury Row where each automaker had its own designated area for fun and drinks. The Bal Harbor stores had a pop-up area equipped with a mini-racetrack and cars for guests to play with. On the West Side Campus there were life-size games such as a driving simulator, reaction timing game, impersonating F1 winners on the platform and even the chance to try your hand to be part of a pit crew.

Photo credit: Albert Manduca/AP Images for Hard Rock

On the other side was the Hard Rock Beach Club equipped with real sand and cabanas, bringing iconic Miami Beach to Formula 1. The beach club included a stage where many notable artists performed throughout over the weekend, such as Post Malone, Zedd, Tiesto, and The Chainsmokers.

On Sunday the final race took place and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen took gold.

“It was an incredible atmosphere, it was really well organized. It’s not easy to organize an event like this and they did an amazing job and I had a lot of fun driving,” said race winner Verstappen. “The atmosphere was incredible — it’s great to see how much interest the sport has generated over the past few years,” said Leclerc. “The organization was great with lots of people and good weather. It was amazing to be here.

Photo Credit: Albert Manduca/AP Images for Hard Rock 8

Overall, Miami’s first Formula 1 race was a success filled with Florida sunshine, amazing food, delicious drinks, fast cars and the luxurious lifestyle the Magic City is known for.

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Logue throws gem in 2nd start, A delivers Tigers 9-0 https://linkwraylegend.com/logue-throws-gem-in-2nd-start-a-delivers-tigers-9-0/ Thu, 12 May 2022 03:19:50 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/logue-throws-gem-in-2nd-start-a-delivers-tigers-9-0/ Oakland Athletics pitcher Zach Logue pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Paul Sancia PA DETROIT Zach Logue pitched seven point innings in his second major league start and the Oakland Athletics ruined Joey Wentz’s debut by beating the Detroit […]]]>

Oakland Athletics pitcher Zach Logue pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Oakland Athletics pitcher Zach Logue pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Zach Logue pitched seven point innings in his second major league start and the Oakland Athletics ruined Joey Wentz’s debut by beating the Detroit Tigers 9-0 on Wednesday night.

Sean Murphy and Kevin Smith each drove in two goals while Christian Bethancourt provided three hits, two runs scored and an RBI for the A’s. Ramon Laureano reached base three times, scored two runs and drove in another .

Oakland, which entered Detroit on a nine-game losing streak, is 3-1 in the five-game series. The Tigers have lost eight of their last nine, scoring two or fewer runs in each of those losses.

Logue (2-1), making his third career appearance, limited Detroit to five hits, did not walk and struck out six.

“Zach did a great job of keeping the hitters off balance,” A’s manager Mark Kotsay said. “He’s not afraid to come in (with his fastball) and open up the break ball in the back. It’s a good mix for him. He has a fast arm.

Logue is far from overwhelming – his fastball clocks in the 90s on the radar gun – but he tries to take a fearless approach.

“I know I don’t have 95 in the tank or anything like that, but I’m going to chase you and try to throw some strikes,” he said. “For me to be successful, I have to work inside and out. Sometimes it’s pushing the guys off the plate and throwing them inside. It’s my mentality, I just try to be attacking and go forward, as I can.

The A’s beat Wentz for six runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings of his major league opener. Miguel Cabrera led the Tigers with three hits.

“We should be better and we will be better,” Detroit manager AJ Hinch said of the team’s offensive funk. “I feel like it’s never going to end because of how long it’s been.”

Oakland scored a run in the first on Murphy’s two-out single. The A’s increased their lead to 3-0 in the second on Cristian Pache’s RBI single and Tony Kemp’s sacrifice fly.

Wentz left after giving up three more hits and three runs at third. Murphy had a sacrificial fly and Smith ripped a two-run double to bring those runs back.

“He had a tough night because he had traffic all the time,” Hinch said of Wentz. “He was just struggling every round. He threw a lot of pitches in a short time. It was a good learning day for him.

The first lead support boosted Logue’s confidence.

“It makes my job a lot easier,” he said. “They did a great job getting the first races. It helps me relax a bit. I can just go out there and throw punches, let them punch, let them use my defense.

The A’s added a run against Wily Peralta in the fifth on Bethancourt’s RBI single.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Detroit RHP Casey Mize will make a rehab debut with Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. Mize has been on the 10-day disabled list since April 15 with a sprained right elbow.

LIST MOVEMENTS

The Tigers have nominated RHP Drew Hutchison for assignment. Hutchison is 0-3 with a 4.60 ERA in 10 relief appearances.

KIDDIE BODY

Wentz was the sixth player to make his major league debut for the Tigers this season. He joined fellow starting pitchers Beau Brieske and Alex Faedo, relievers Angel De Jesus and Elvin Rodriguez and 1B Spencer Torkelson.

NEXT

Athletics: RHP James Kaprielian (0-2, 5.87) will make his third start of the season in Thursday’s five-game series finale. In his last start Saturday, Kaprielian allowed just one run on three hits and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings against Minnesota.

Tigers: RHP Beau Brieske (0-2, 4.20 ERA) will make his fourth career start on Thursday. Brieske allowed five homers in 15 innings.

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Habitat for Humanity Set to Begin Building Home for Mobile Veteran This Week https://linkwraylegend.com/habitat-for-humanity-set-to-begin-building-home-for-mobile-veteran-this-week/ Tue, 10 May 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/habitat-for-humanity-set-to-begin-building-home-for-mobile-veteran-this-week/ MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Air Force veteran Keith McCall has lived long enough to know that life’s richest rewards come to those who wait. “I never had too much of anything,” he said. “I always wanted to have something.” That something is about to get big in the form of the American dream: a home […]]]>

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Air Force veteran Keith McCall has lived long enough to know that life’s richest rewards come to those who wait.

“I never had too much of anything,” he said. “I always wanted to have something.”

That something is about to get big in the form of the American dream: a home of its own.

“Excitedly out of me,” McCall said. “My son and I were blown away by the opportunity to be able to have this privilege.”

For a long time, McCall’s home ownership goal was in question after a medical condition left him disabled and unable to earn the money to buy a house.

Habitat for Humanity has made it possible once again as McCall strives to give his son the best possible life.

“I have a 13-year-old boy and I’m looking to raise him as best I can,” McCall said.

Habitat for Humanity tries to do about eight of these home builds and 25 to 30 home repairs each year. This is their interreligious construct where different religious groups work together to make this possible. McCall was selected after an application process.

“We’re a helping hand, not a handout,” said Courtney Rouse-Heinz, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in our region. “Mr Mccall will have a mortgage that he will pay for the next 30 years, but what we can do is make it a little more affordable.

Construction of the house is expected to begin on Saturday and be completed towards the end of the year.

With building material prices skyrocketing, Habitat for Humanity says it will cost at least $45,000 more to bring those plans to fruition. Despite the cost, Rouse-Heinz says it’s worth it.

“The significance of this is that we are able to help a family in our community have safe and affordable housing and have a safe place for their son to grow up,” she said.

Even though McCall’s new home is still months away from completion, he’s ready to rock the place he’ll soon call home.

“Sitting on my porch, I have a rocking chair and I’m going to rock and watch the cars go by Dauphin Island Parkway,” McCall said.

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Austin’s double-double in 1st start allows Mystics to overtake Lynx https://linkwraylegend.com/austins-double-double-in-1st-start-allows-mystics-to-overtake-lynx/ Mon, 09 May 2022 08:40:38 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/austins-double-double-in-1st-start-allows-mystics-to-overtake-lynx/ MINNEAPOLIS Natasha Cloud scored her 19 points in the first half, Shakira Austin had a double-double in her first career start and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-66 on Sunday night. Cloud added six rebounds and six assists. Austin, Ole Miss’ No. 3 overall pick in last month’s draft, finished with 13 points […]]]>

Natasha Cloud scored her 19 points in the first half, Shakira Austin had a double-double in her first career start and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-66 on Sunday night.

Cloud added six rebounds and six assists. Austin, Ole Miss’ No. 3 overall pick in last month’s draft, finished with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and 10 rebounds. Ariel Atkins had 20 points and five assists and Myisha Hines-Allen added 11 points and eight boards. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 10 points.

Jessica Shepard led Minnesota (0-2) with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles had 13 points and eight rebounds. Reserves Yvonne Turner finished with 11 points and Odyssey Sims added 10.

AS 85, STORM 74

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A’ja Wilson and Dearica Hamby posted double-doubles and Kelsey Plum provided a spark in the fourth quarter to lead Las Vegas past Seattle.

Wilson had 20 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks, while Hamby added 10 points and 19 rebounds. Plum scored 10 of his 18 points in the first four minutes of the final quarter. His 3-pointer with 8:48 remaining in the game gave Las Vegas (2-0) a 64-61 lead, and the Aces never trailed again.

Breanna Stewart had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Storm (1-1). Jewell Loyd added 19 points and Epiphanny Prince came off the bench to score 11 points in 10 minutes.

SPARKS 87, FEVER 77

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting and 11 rebounds and Brittney Sykes added 17 points and five steals to lead Los Angeles past Indiana.

Nneka Ogwumike had 13 points, eight rebounds and three steals for Los Angeles (2-0), which won its first two games for the first time since 2018. Chennedy Carter had 12 points, five assists and two blocks, and Jordin Canada finished with 10 points and 5 assists.

Destanni Henderson, the No. 20 overall selection in last month’s draft, scored a season-high 19 points for Indiana (0-2). Kelsey Mitchell had 15 points and seven assists, NaLyssa Smith had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Alanna Smith finished with 10 points.

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Rangers rally after poor start from Igor Shesterkin, but Penguins respond late to win Game 3 https://linkwraylegend.com/rangers-rally-after-poor-start-from-igor-shesterkin-but-penguins-respond-late-to-win-game-3/ Sun, 08 May 2022 03:16:58 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/rangers-rally-after-poor-start-from-igor-shesterkin-but-penguins-respond-late-to-win-game-3/ PITTSBURGH — Igor Shesterkin will almost certainly win the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender. He was a rock for the Rangers throughout the regular season and the first two games of the playoffs. But Shesterkin struggled Saturday night in his first road playoff game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was fired by coach […]]]>

PITTSBURGH — Igor Shesterkin will almost certainly win the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender. He was a rock for the Rangers throughout the regular season and the first two games of the playoffs.

But Shesterkin struggled Saturday night in his first road playoff game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was fired by coach Gerard Gallant after allowing four goals on 15 shots, and although the decision appeared to spark a rally in which Rangers scored three times to equalize, they ultimately couldn’t follow that momentum. towards victory.

Danton Heinen’s goal at 11:02 of the third period proved to be the game-winning goal in a 7-4 Penguins victory at PPG Paints Arena in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series. The win gave the Penguins a 2-1 best-of-seven series lead, with Game 4 on Monday night.

Gallant said he pulled Shesterkin to change the momentum, but also because he thought the goaltender would need a break after seeing 124 shots in the first two games of the series, including his performance as a 79 saves in the three-overtime loss in Game 1.

“It’s 4-1, sometimes you have to change the momentum a bit,” said Gallant. “And Igor was exceptional. And really, you’re looking at him right now and he’s played 10 periods in the last, basically, 4 ½ days, five days, whatever. So I thought it was a good time to, you know, relaunch it. And luckily for us, we fought back in the second and equalized. And unfortunately in the third they got a goal.

“But I like how our team didn’t give up,” he said. “I was proud of them for that. And we’ll be ready for the next game.”

The Penguins opened the scoring early on a funky play. Brock McGinn’s shot from behind the goal line beat Rangers defender Patrik Nemeth, although the net was dislodged when Nemeth slammed into it. The game was originally goalless, but after reviewing the video, the goal counted as it was Nemeth who dislodged the net. That gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead at 1:57 of the first period.

Kaapo Kakko’s goal at 5:08 tied the game at 1, but power play goals from Jeff Carter and Evan Rodrigues – who each scored twice in the game – gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead.

By then, Penguins fans were having a good time with Shesterkin, chanting “Igor sucks” after Carter’s goal. Rodrigues’ goal in particular looked a bit unsettling, as it was a long shot through traffic. He seemed to have a lot with his catching glove, but the puck somehow seeped through.

After that, Shesterkin looked shaken, failing to catch pucks cleanly and generally flailing on shots and giving unusual rebounds. Rod-rigues’ second goal, after a bad turnover in the defensive zone by Braden Schneider, made it 4-1 at 15:15. At the time, it looked like the period couldn’t end quickly enough for Shesterkin and Rangers.

What went wrong? “I don’t think we got to our game fast enough,” said Chris Kreider, who paused 12 seconds before answering the question. “I don’t think we play together. Especially at this point in the season, effort isn’t something you question; it’s a matter of working smart, not just hard.”

Alexandar Georgiev replaced Shesterkin to start the second period, and whether that move turned the tables or not, Rangers seemed to take control of the game.

When Frank Vatrano scored at 6:51 to make it 4-2, Rangers edged Pittsburgh 7-0 in the period. When Artemi Panarin scored at 7:58 to make it 4-3, the shots were 10-0.

Then, when Schneider was sent off for a hook at 15:15, it was Rangers who capitalized, Andrew Copp scoring a shorthanded goal at 15:59 to level the score at 4.

The Rangers had a few power plays in the third period as they tried to take the lead, but Penguins goaltender Louis Domingue (32 saves) thwarted them.

“You have to give Louis Domingue credit,” Gallant said. “When it was 4-4 he made a couple of great saves on our power play, so that was a big part of the game.”

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Crocodiles can’t move their tongue – Vernon Morning Star https://linkwraylegend.com/crocodiles-cant-move-their-tongue-vernon-morning-star/ Fri, 06 May 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/crocodiles-cant-move-their-tongue-vernon-morning-star/ Happy Friday! It’s time to start your weekend again! Fun fact: Crocodiles cannot move their tongue. They have a membrane that holds their tongue to the roof of their mouth. On this day In 1954, English athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (3:59:4). In 1966, […]]]>

Happy Friday! It’s time to start your weekend again!

Fun fact: Crocodiles cannot move their tongue. They have a membrane that holds their tongue to the roof of their mouth.

On this day

In 1954, English athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (3:59:4).

In 1966, a $20 centennial gold coin was announced by Canada’s Minister of Finance.

In 1997, the Hartford Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes.

In 2002, Elon Musk founded SpaceX.

In 2004, the series finale “Friends” aired.

In 2007, “Shrek the Third” premiered in California.

In 2014, Canadian author Farley Mowat died at the age of 92.

holidays

According to National Today, today is National Nurses Day, National Space Day, National No Pants Day, National Tourist Appreciation Day, National Beverage Day, National Supplier Appreciation Day, National Military Spouse Appreciation Day, School Lunch Hero Day, and International No Diet Day. .

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In case you missed it

The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor will be attending the Kelowna Open House. Learn more here.

Curtis Sagmoen released on bail after breaking his probation. Learn more here.

Penticton is considering further increases in development fees. Learn more here.

Tendency

Remember in the early morning yesterday we showed you the Blue Jays fan handing the young Yankees fan the home run ball from Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge? The next day he met his idol.

The NBA team on TNT received a visit from the Stanley Cup, but retired NBA star Charles Barkley refused to touch the trophy.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor George Clooney (61), NBA star Chris Paul (37), rock singer Bob Seger (76), rapper Meek Mill (35), Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays (91), retired NHL goaltender Martin Brodeur (50), and television host Tom Bergeron (67).

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Bandits start playoffs looking for another NLL Finals run https://linkwraylegend.com/bandits-start-playoffs-looking-for-another-nll-finals-run/ Wed, 04 May 2022 20:42:21 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/bandits-start-playoffs-looking-for-another-nll-finals-run/ BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — Even though they won the playoff seed, the Bandits know the slate is wiped clean for everyone once the playoffs begin. “Obviously the season matters, but the playoffs matter even more and the kind of finding, hitting that rhythm at the right time and getting those playoff games at home throughout […]]]>

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — Even though they won the playoff seed, the Bandits know the slate is wiped clean for everyone once the playoffs begin.

“Obviously the season matters, but the playoffs matter even more and the kind of finding, hitting that rhythm at the right time and getting those playoff games at home throughout the season is huge. We’ve earned that by playing as well as in the regular season, but it’s a new season,” Bandits forward Dhane Smith told News 4 Sports.

And that new season begins this Saturday against Albany, a team they’ve beaten twice to sweep the season series. But the stakes are so much higher this time around.

“It’s a little scary that the first round is one and done, but that being said, we have the home advantage and we’re looking forward to that,” Smith said.

“It’s amazing to be able to play in Buffalo, especially in the playoffs. You saw in our last game that we had 13-14,000 people there. It’s just an electric atmosphere. I grew up going to games in Buffalo and watching the playoffs and it’s almost like an unfair advantage. It’s great to be in Buffalo now and playing in Banditland, especially before the playoffs, because our team thrives on it,” Bandits goaltender Matt Vinc told News 4 Sports.

It’s win or go home to begin with as the first round is a single game elimination. Albany defeated New York 17-9 in the regular season finale to clinch a playoff berth. He also finished the year tied for most goals in the league with 47.

“I think we just have to put him in positions where we feel most comfortable with him shooting the ball. Obviously he’s going to break and he’s probably going to look really good and probably score some goals, but at the end of the day we want to limit his time and space,” Vinc explained.

“He’s an amazing player. He’s had a great season, I think he’s the best so far and it’s going to be hard to shut him down. But I think our defense is really looking forward to this challenge. because even the games we’ve had them in the last two games, he’s had a good number on us,” Smith said.

In Buffalo’s first meeting with Albany, Resetarits had two goals and three assists in the Bandits’ 13-8 home win. The second time around, Resetarits had four goals and two assists in Buffalo’s 12-11 overtime win at Albany.

“He has always played well against us and I think our defense will make a point of giving him a hard time. With these talented players like that, you’re not trying to shut them out, you’re just trying to slow them down and I think that’s what we’re going to try to do on Saturday,” Smith said.

“We can’t let him dictate the pace of the game. I think if we can put it in these tougher places, tougher routes and stuff like that, then hopefully we’ll be successful,” Vince pointed out.

While Albany is on the rise after winning three straight games, Buffalo is expected to finish as the league’s top team again, just like in 2019.

“It’s tough when everyone talks about how we were supposed to win everything this year and that underdog mentality that Albany is going to come in with. That being said, we just lost a game and they just won their match by a bit, so we can kind of go into it thinking we’re the underdogs as much as they can,” Smith said.

Smith also said he saw similarities to this year 2019 which also finished 14-4 and reached the NLL Finals, but there is also a big important difference.

“We are a little older now. That year we had a lot of rookies and we got to the final straight away and they were like, ‘Oh, is it that easy to get to the final?’ Where I’ve been in the league for nine, ten years and I’ve reached the final twice in that time and haven’t won a league yet. So those guys didn’t really realize how hard it is to come back to the finals. So I think we have more experience now and our general manager Steve Dietrich has done a great job bringing new pieces to the draft and free agency,” Smith said.

The Bandits are looking for their first championship since 2008 and came close in 2019 but lost to Calgary in the final. It was actually the last post-season game they played since the season was cut short in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic and last year there was no season with the uncertainties surrounding Covid. So losing in overtime to the Roughnecks in Game 2 stuck with those guys for a while.

“It kind of went with me through the Covid year. Obviously we had two or three years off and all you could see was “oh, Calgary is still the champion” and they kept replaying it and replaying it. Smith laughed.

“That being said, this season is a fresh start. We got to the point where we wanted to be and it’s the organization of a first knockout round and we have to focus game by game, but at the end of the day our end goal is to win a championship and that’s our first step this Saturday.

Even though the game didn’t matter for seeding purposes, the Bandits are coming off a 10-7 loss to Toronto in the regular season finale where the Rock used a 9 second half -2 to win. And Buffalo is using that loss as even more motivation.

“Losing that last game at home, I think that woke us up a bit and I think as we approach the playoffs, we’re a little hungrier,” Smith said.

“When you let a team take the lead or come back in there, they take over. I think lacrosse is a racing game, so what we have to take from that is that just because you’re at halftime doesn’t mean you’re going to be successful. I think we really have to limit the runs of another team and be able to respond with our own run,” explained Vinc.

And while the Bandits must account for the Resetarits, the FireWolves have the daunting task of trying to slow Smith down. He finished the regular season with a league-high 135 points and 94 assists. Defensively, Vinc finished with the most saves and wins in the league while also finishing second in save percentage.

Those are two key elements not only this year, but they were also back in the Bandits’ last run to the Finals. And although they failed then, they are trying to learn from that experience and use it to overcome the obstacle this time around.

“I think we learned our lesson in 2019 that we can’t take anyone lightly and I think that’s what happened in the finals there. I think we’re older, we have matured now and I think we have what it takes,” Smith said.

The showdown between the Bandits and the FireWolves is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. this Saturday night.

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