Revolving door behind Buster Posey continues for Giants

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants continued to tinker with the Buster Posey support group Monday, claiming catcher Tom Murphy off waivers from the Colorado Rockies in advance of their Bay Bridge Series game against the Athletics.Murphy, 28, is the second catcher the Giants added in two days, coming after a trade for Erik Kratz from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa.Aramis Garcia, who was Posey’s backup only a few days ago, was optioned to Triple-A …last_img

Will Clark, asked about Giants managerial job: ‘It’s not off the radar’

first_imgDon’t take this the wrong way. Nobody is rushing Bruce Bochy toward the exit.But, like sand through an hourglass, his time as Giants manager is slowly slipping away. And if you know us, it’s only a matter of time before the names of prospective managerial candidates begin hitting the wall. In fact, here comes one now.On a far-ranging, fun and entertaining post published Monday on nbcsports.com, Amy Gutierrez put the question to one of the most popular Giants to ever wear the interlocking SF.“ …last_img

LeadSA: Standing up for South Africa

first_img4 August 2010 Fresh from the successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, South Africans are being urged not to shelve their flag-waving, vuvuzela-blasting, world-welcoming energy, but to channel it into changing the country for the better. Launched on Wednesday, the LeadSA initiative – www.leadsa.co.za – challenges ordinary South Africans to do the right thing on a daily basis and to counter the negative perceptions about the country. Driven by Primedia Broadcasting and Independent Newspapers, LeadSA encourages the public to celebrate the achievements of the country while taking responsibility for its problems and challenges. Using print, radio and the internet, LeadSA will spread the word about the successes of the country and its people, from leaders such Nelson Mandela to ordinary South Africans. At the same time, the initiative will take up issues and challenge behaviours that undermine the country, including holding those in positions of power accountable for their actions. LeadSA will also be guided by the many South Africans it hopes to get involved in the initiative.Five focus areas The initiative has identified five main focus areas: personal challenge, leadership, education, the Square Kilometre Array bid, and sport. In the area of personal challenge, LeadSA will encourage South Africans to keep their moral compass pointed in the right direction, by respecting the laws of the country and caring for their communities. In the leadership area, LeadSA will salute the unsung heroes of the country, share leadership skills and help develop new talent. In education, the initiative aims to help improve the country’s matric pass rate and celebrate the success of deserving teachers and pupils. LeadSA will also focus on South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the most powerful radio telescope yet, educating South Africans about the project and mobilising them behind it. On the sports front, LeadSA aims to encourage the country to get behind Bafana Bafana once more, to ensure they qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and mobilise support to bring the 2020 Olympics Games to SA.Ways of taking the lead LeadSA offers a number of ways in which ordinary South Africans can become part of the initiative: Stand up for what’s right. If you’ve had a glass too many, let a designated driver take you home.Stand up to corruption. Don’t bribe.Stand up for morality. Report crime.Stand up for your community. Get to know your neighbours.Stand up against indifference. Take an interest in those around you.Stand up for free speech. Listen to the other side.Stand up for your future. Respect the environment.Stand up for education. Read to your children.Help instead of Hinder. Say yes when asked to do a favour, don’t look for excuses.Acknowledge goodness. When you have something good to say, say it. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

BPC plum ‘validation’ of hard work, says Slaughter

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coming off a devastating ACL injury that sidelined him for the better half of last year, all Greg Slaughter wanted was to return to form and help Ginebra get back to title contention.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But for the 6-foot-11 slotman, he’s just glad to see Cebuanos like the two of them making their mark in the league as he looks forward to facing off anew with the San Miguel center.“I know June Mar has five (BPC awards) now, but we’re still young in our careers. We got long ways to go in terms of our stay in the league and I think we can still win more of this in the years to come. But I know between the two of us, I got a lot of catching up to do.” he said.Still, Slaughter isn’t losing sight of his ultimate goal, which is to help Ginebra defend its title.“Of course, the goal will always be a championship and I’m motivated to help us win back-to-back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Slaughter wins 1st BPC; Durham is back-to-back Best Import LATEST STORIES Little did he know that all of his efforts will eventually bear fruit as he came back in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup stronger than ever, enough for him to win the Best Player of the Conference in the season-ending tourney.“It’s indeed a validation for all the hard work I put in,” he told the INQUIRER. “Coming back from the injury I’ve been in, I feel thankful to be in this position again and to receive awards like this is just indescribable. It’s always great to win your first.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSlaughter was stellar all conference long, leading the Gin Kings to a return trip to the Finals with his averages of 14.69 points, 8.75 rebounds, 1.69 assists, and 1.63 blocks.Bagging his first BPC trophy also brings back the talks of his rivalry with five-time BPC winner and three-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo to life. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:59Old rivals Fajardo, Slaughter finally face off in the PBA Finals02:21Little people, big lives, bigger dreams01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Vergel Meneses wins mayor, Dondon Hontiveros tops councilor race; Yeng Guiao loses congressional bid

first_imgAtty. Rebo Saguisag, who serves as executive director of the UAAP and SBP head of technical commission, grabbed a seat as councilor in the first district of Makati. Ex-PBA players Franz Pumaren and Paul Artadi also won as councilors in the third district of Quezon City and first district of San Juan, respectively. Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao, however, wasn’t as fortunate.Guiao, a multititled mentor who also calls the shots for the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA, lost to Carmelo Jon Lazatin in the congressional race as Pampanga’s first district representative.Meanwhile, former PBA star Dondon Hontiveros emerged as the top councilor in the second district of Cebu City with 158,129 votes. Francis Zamora on his way to cast his vote on Monday. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netZamora garnered 35,060 votes to Estrada’s 24,813.PBA legend Vergel Meneses also won the mayoral race in Bulakan town, Bulacan three years after falling short in his electoral bid as vice mayor of the same town.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Kevin Durant likely out for in Warriors’ first 2 games vs Blazers Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MANILA, Philippines—Sports personalities were among the biggest winners in this year’s midterm elections, but not all made the cut.Former cager Francis Zamora has been proclaimed mayor of San Juan, beating Janella Ejercito-Estrada and toppling the five-decade reign of the Estrada-Ejercito clan in the city.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:54Isko on winning mayoral race: It’s a humbling experience00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Willie Cauley-Stein Gets “Team Blake” Tattoo To Honor Late Friend

first_imgAn overhead shot of Rupp Arena during a game.LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Former Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein, who is set to be selected later this week in the 2015 NBA Draft, has a number of tattoos covering his body. While all surely have significant meaning for the future NBA star, one – his most recent addition – surely means a bit more than the rest. This past weekend, Cauley-Stein got a massive neck tattoo to honor his late friend Blake Hundley, who passed away from cancer in May at the age of just nine years old. Cauley-Stein and Hundley had developed an incredible friendship in a short time. Cauley-Stein even wore “Team Blake” wristbands during games this past season.Cauley-Stein posted an Instagram photo of the design for his fans. He made no mention of where on his body he’d be getting inked.Cauley-Stein is regarded as one of the most likable players in basketball, so his decision to honor Hundley doesn’t come as a surprise. Whichever teams drafts him this Thursday will certainly be getting a high-character person.last_img read more

AntiG7 activists plan full day of protest in Quebec City comedy show

first_imgQUEBEC CITY, Que. – Anti-G7 activists are planning a full day of protests in Quebec City today, including a large march through the streets of the historic old quarter as well as a nighttime show featuring popular comedians.Members of the African diaspora in Canada are hoping to grab some attention around 10 a.m. with a protest outside Quebec’s legislature denouncing the invitation to the G7 of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, whom they accuse of war crimes.Activists are holding what they call an “alternative G7” outside the legislature beginning around noon, which will be followed by a large protest march that will include members of labour unions and at least one Quebec provincial politician, Amir Khadir from the left-wing Quebec solidaire.Since Thursday, anti-G7 protesters have taken to the streets in a series of public stunts and actions, but their largely peaceful demonstrations have contrasted in grandeur with the millions of dollars spent on security for the summit.The two-day meeting is nowhere near the protests, taking place about 120 kilometres to the northeast of Quebec City in the Charlevoix region.At most, a few hundred people took part in the largest march so far, held Thursday night, which ended peacefully and with three people arrested.The following day, a tense standoff between protesters and police on a road leading to the summit site of La Malbaie in the early morning also ended calmly.Police chased small pockets of activists through the streets of Quebec City for the rest of the day on Friday, but aside from a few pieces of furniture set on fire in the street, the demonstrations were calm.Quebec City police said four men and two women were arrested Friday for participating in an illegal protest and for disrupting the work of an officer.The protest actions are scheduled to culminate today with a comedy show at a community centre that will include popular performers Fred Dube and Guillaume Wagner.last_img read more