How Robbie Grossman factors into A’s crowded mix of outfielders

first_imgMESA, Arizona — The A’s have had a knack for acquiring quality talent late into free agency over the past couple of years.Robbie Grossman is their latest find.The team announced Friday that it had signed Grossman to a one-year deal to continue a trend of acquiring players management did not believe would be available at this juncture. It happened last year when the A’s got Jonathan Lucroy after spring games already had begun. With free-agent market littered with quality players who remain …last_img

What does Terrell Owens think of Garoppolo, Mariucci and 40 times?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Terrell Owens remains as game as ever when it comes to discussing quarterbacks.You might recall from his Pro Football Hall of Fame career how he chastised Jeff Garcia, called out Donovan McNabb and defended Tony Romo (cue tears: “That’s my quarterback”).So, what is Owens’ take of current 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo? He thinks the 49ers are on to something good.“No. 1, it starts with the quarterback,” Owens said on a Wednesday media conference call announcing his 49ers …last_img

Mavs hire former AT&T exec after report of hostile workplace

first_imgView comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Marshall was senior vice president of human resources at AT&T when she took on the additional role of chief diversity officer in 2015. She had more than 30 years of telecommunications experience going back to 1981 with Pacific Bell.Sports Illustrated reported Ussery made sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015, a job he left after less than six months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe SI report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice involved in domestic assault cases while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement. Sneed and former human resources director Buddy Pittman were fired in the wake of the report.“I’m honored to have been asked by Mark to join him in addressing some very serious issues,” said Marshall, who retired from AT&T last May. “I’m very saddened that issues of domestic violence and sexual harassment are so prominent in our society and allegations have surfaced once again in our organization .” 3 billboards outside Cleveland urge James to sign with 76ers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico AFP official booed out of forum Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving The Mavericks hired Evan Krutoy and Anne Milgram to lead an independent investigation. Krutoy served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for over 20 years and served as Acting Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. Milgram is a professor at New York University School of Law, and a former New Jersey attorney general.The NBA has said it will closely monitor the investigation.Two women say Ussery harassed them for years, incidents that ranged from inappropriate remarks to requests for sex to touching women’s calves and thighs during meetings.Asked how much he knew about the team’s investigation into similar allegations against Ussery two years before he bought the team in 1998, Cuban didn’t say much.“All of that will come out from the investigative report, so I’ll defer to that,” Cuban said.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa The team plans to establish a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees, and Cuban has said he is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included. The NBA announced plans for a similar hotline a few days after the SI report. Interim CEO of the Dallas Mavericks Cynthia Marshall speaks during a newa conference, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks have hired former AT&T executive Cynthia Marshall as interim CEO a week after allegations of sexual misconduct against ex-team president Terdema Ussery in a report that also painted a picture of a hostile workplace for women in the franchise.Owner Mark Cuban said Monday his mind was made up on hiring Marshall when he was told, “the most devastating day at AT&T was when (Marshall) left.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Urban Meyer lands his first quarterback recruit as Ohio States coach

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s success on the recruiting trail keeps on coming. Quarterback prospect J.T. Barrett, out of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas orally committed Wednesday to play for OSU after he graduates from high school in 2013. During his junior year, Barrett completed 102 of 171 passes for 1,605 yards, as he threw for 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Barrett also contributed 1,521 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. OSU’s 10th commitment of the class stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 209 pounds. Recruiting website Rivals.com ranked Barrett as a four-star recruit and the No. 134 overall player in the 2013 class. The site also ranked him as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback. Barrett narrowed his choices down to OSU, LSU, Texas Tech and Nebraska in March before finally committing to OSU. As Meyer’s first quarterback signee, Barrett is expected to compete with 2012 signee Cardale Jones to eventually replace current sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller. Meyer has had his fair share of success at recruiting the quarterback position, signing notable players such as Heisman Trophy winners, Tim Tebow and Cam Newton (transferred to Auburn University) while coaching at the University of Florida. read more

PSG midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak to join Lokomotiv Moscow

first_imgParis Saint-Germain defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is closing in on a move to Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow on a season-long loan with an option to buy, according to ESPN FC.Krychowiak, 28, who was part of the relegated  Premier League side West Bromwich Albion while on loan at last season, does not feature in Thomas Tuchel’s plans at Parc des PrincesAccording to the source, Krychowiak will join Lokomotiv for the campaign that will start at the end of this month — and Yuri Semin’s men will then have the option to make the Poland international’s stay at RZD Arena permanent for around €10 million when the term ends.Lokomotiv Moscow will pay an initial loan fee, said the source, taking the total amount that PSG could make on Krychowiak to nearer €15m and the option at the end of the loan could ultimately be paid in installments.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Krychowiak was part of the Polish side that was eliminated in the group stages at this summer’s World Cup, where he registered a goal against Senegal in their first group game.Krychowiak’s form has dwindled since he left Sevilla for PSG in 2016 after winning two consecutive UEFA Europa League titles.The source also added that Krychowiak, who played for Reims and Bordeaux before Sevilla in 2014, was recommended to Lokomotiv by fellow Pole Maciej Rybus, who left Lyon for Russia last year.last_img read more

Team work for help to Haiti

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Provided by PR for the Haiti Relief Fund Related Items:intercaribbean airways-tchta-graceway supermarkets all team up with residents to support haiti, team work for help to haiticenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 13, 2016 – The TCI Hotel and Tourism Association, InterCaribbean Airways, Graceway Supermarkets alongside residents coordinating Saturday’s Haiti relief fundraiser called o the public to support the upcoming fundraiser and other relief efforts in Turks and Caicos in the wake of the storms devastation in Haiti.Haitian Consulate to Turks and Caicos Dr. Wenceslass Lambert said hundreds died following heavy rain and flooding in the southern region.  One week later, Lambert said most residents are cut of, living without electricity, water and essential medication.“This is a humanitarian disaster.  Haiti is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Jeane in 2004, still recovering from the 2010 earthquake and numerous tropical storms that have impacted the country, compounded by the increasing fears of Cholera.” The groups have galvanized efforts in hopes of reaching persons throughout the community.   Graceway Supermarkets IGA, Smart and Gourmet are asking residents to donate $1 or more to go towards disaster relief in Haiti.  The store has pledged to match up to $10,000.Tamell Seymour, Store Manager at Smart said, “we understand the situation they are in because we have been there before with Hurricanes and Haitians in this community, they are our people, we hurt when they hurt, we cry when they cry, we always want to step in when we can.”The relief group will host a fundraiser on Saturday at Sarah’s Kitchen on Airport Road.  Kevin Clarke who is representing the group called for donations of clothing, emergency kits, non-perishable goods, canned food, shoes, baby items and hygienic products.Meanwhile, TCHTA’s Stacy Cox said the group is encouraging persons to donate through IGA supermarkets.  She said the TCHTA is spreading the word through other travel agents.last_img read more

Sandals Story Behind the Songs concert benefits local community programs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, December 13, 2016 – Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island welcomed country music fans to the Caribbean December 8-11 for its second Story Behind the Songs concert event.   In partnership with Big Machine Label Group, this installment of Story Behind the Songs featured top country music artists Eli Young Band and Tucker Beathard.   As part of Sandals Resorts International’s new LIV+ Events program, offering vacationers unique limited-edition events, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts teamed up with Premier Networks to host Story Behind the Songs, a new concert series showcasing a collection of intimate acoustic performances with top country artists.The second stop in the Caribbean for the Story Behind the Songs series was in the beautiful Nassau, Bahamas.  The four-day getaway included live performances on Friday night with Grammy-nominated and ACM Award-winning chart-toppers, Eli Young Band, and a rocking opening performance by breakout singer/songwriter, Tucker Beathard.  The musical events included backstories of each song told first-hand by the artists, from memories on the road to the inspiration behind the songs.  This once in a lifetime opportunity was enjoyed by Sandals LIV+ vacationers, along with 30 lucky radio listeners who won their way to paradise by tuning into their favorite local country station or the nationwide contest on CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, CMT All Access with Cody Alan, and CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan. The music carried from The Bahamas to the airwaves throughout the weekend as the artists met with 17 radio stations garnered by MicnE Productions.   DJs and radio hosts caught up with the artists on air as the stations broadcasted live from the tropical Sandals Royal Bahamian Luxury Included® resort.   As the official event host, award-winning country music personality Cody Alan also sat down with the Eli Young Band and Tucker Beathard as they shared their Story Behind the Songs experiences, including a red carpet Meet & Greet with fans, a VIP LIV+ Official Wrap Party with DeeJay Static and special presentation by the Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International.In an effort to improve the lives of those in the Caribbean, proceeds from Story Behind the Songs t-shirt sales, silent auction and a portion of LIV+ package sales were donated to the Sandals Foundation’s Holiday effort.   As a special thank you for the donations and in- kind Holiday Toys that will go to local children in The Bahamas, the local Rake & Scrape Band and school choir from Gerald Cash Primary School prepared a surprise musical performance, singing Eli Young Bands’ hit single, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.”In total, the Story Behind the Songs event raised US $7,894 for the Sandals Foundation, of which 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit local community programs in the Caribbean. #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more