Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blue Jays spring takeaways: Estrada looks ready for opening day
DUNEDIN, Fla. – The Blue Jays picked up their second walk-off win of the spring, and for the second time, the game-winning blow was delivered by someone who had been called up from minor-league camp to play in the game. Shane Opitz, who has hit all of nine home runs in 1,698 plate appearances over seven years in pro ball, belted a three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth to beat
It"s not advisable to bid for 2022 CWG: IOA chief
New Delhi: India will not bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games since it’s too late to make a proposal when so many nations are already in contention, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president N Ramachandran clarified yesterday.“There are too many people in the fray. Durban has not yet officially pulled out even though they are saying but Commonwealth Games Committee (CGC) is still in
Gibbons extension the right choice for veteran Blue Jays roster
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Though it has not yet been made official, reliable sources confirm that John Gibbons is about to sign a contract extension that will pay him to manage the Toronto Blue Jays at least through the 2019 season.Being paid to manage and actually holding the job are not the same thing, as a cursory glance at the history of professional sport reveals. Sometimes the tail end of a contract
Glittering array of trophies sends pulses racing
Dubai: On Wednesday morning the Dubai World Cup organisers treated everyone to a lavish breakfast in the Sky Bubble at Meydan Racecourse. The exquisite food was a great starter before the main course, the starting gate draw.While the draws for the first four races on Saturday had taken place in the office in the usual fashion, the remaining five, which are all Group 1 events are traditionally
Breaking down key points of the NHL Olympic question
“Assume we are not going.”Those are the words said by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday in New York. So is this the end? Far from it. This just the beginning. The negotiations are about to begin. No more posturing. No more pleasantries. We will soon hear about a deadline date. We will know in short order whether NHL players will play on the Olympic ice in South Korea next February. All
Mahdi Ali confident of ‘positive’ result for UAE against Japan despite injuries
Whites supremo remains upbeat about qualification hopes, stressing that ‘in football, anything is possible’Al Ain: Mahdi Ali has shrugged off the UAE’s mounting injury list and insists the Whites can achieve “a positive result” in their vital World Cup qualifier with Japan at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain on Thursday, kick-off 7.30pm.Ali’s side are currently fourth in Asian zone Group B
Extension affirms Blue Jays’ trust in John Gibbons
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Even though his employer has yet to acknowledge he’s been given a contract extension, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons sure sounded like a man who had one in hand Wednesday morning.“It’s always a nice reward,” Gibbons said when asked about his widely-reported-but-not-yet-confirmed extension. “I’m pretty happy and pretty excited.”While the official line from the club has been