Sanders slams Padres, Peavy hurt

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Postseason is a lot of fun and it can make you or break you,” he said. “And with the fans cheering and really getting excited about what happened, it just added to the drama.” With one swing in the fifth inning, Sanders wrote the storyline for St. Louis’ 8-5 victory over San Diego in Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series on Tuesday. The 14-year veteran drove a 3-0 pitch from injured Padres starter Jake Peavy over the left-field wall for a grand slam, giving the Cardinals an 8-0 lead. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 It was just the third slam in St. Louis’ postseason history. Ken Boyer did it against the Yankees in Game 4 of the 1964 World Series and Gary Gaetti did it in Game 2 of the 1996 National League Championship Series against Atlanta. The underdog Padres – who entered the postseason with a suspect 82-80 regular-season record – had hoped to use their young ace, Peavy, to get ahead in the series. An MRI after the game revealed Peavy had a fractured rib and will miss the rest of the series. Peavy told San Diego manager Bruce Bochy he began feeling pain in the third inning and it worsened during the game. The Cardinals’ Chris Carpenter, a 21-game winner making his postseason debut, overshadowed Peavy by throwing six innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits before cramps in his arms, fingers and legs forced him out. Carpenter said dehydration was the culprit and he was in good shape after the game. center_img ST. LOUIS – The serenade from the stands was long, loud and joyous: “Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!” And make no mistake about it, St. Louis Cardinals’ 37-year-old left fielder Reggie Sanders reveled in the moment. last_img read more

Altidore mocks Trump s**thole comments

first_imgUnited States ‘Three s**thole dudes living the dream’ – Altidore responds to Trump comments Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 Last updated 1 year ago 06:28 1/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Jozy Altidore Toronto FC Noah K. Murray United States Toronto MLS The U.S. international responded to Donald Trump’s controversial comments with a tweet showing himself, P.K. Subban and Usain Bolt Jozy Altidore has fired back at United States President Donald Trump over reported comments demeaning the countries and people of Africa, Haiti and El Salvador.Trump, during negotiations over immigration, was reported to have responded to a proposal to restore protections for people from those areas with a question of why the U.S. was allowing “all these people from s**thole countries” to immigrate.The comments have caused massive global outrage and charges of racism, as Trump followed up by asking why the U.S. doesn’t allow more people from places like Norway instead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Altidore, who was born in New Jersey but is the son of Haitian immigrants, took to Twitter to post a direct response to the president, along with two other prominent black athletes.The Toronto FC striker posted a photo of himself, Nashville Predators star defenseman P.K. Subban and multi-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt with the caption: “Three s**thole dudes just living the dream, @realdonaldtrump.” Three #shithole dudes just living the dream, @realdonaldtrump. cc: @PKSubban1 @usainbolt pic.twitter.com/PPFZeyjNZ7— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) January 13, 2018Subban is Canadian and Bolt is Jamaican, but both are of African descent.Altidore has personally tried to assist Haiti in the past, helping in relief efforts following a massive 2010 earthquake, raising money for projects to bring more clean water to the country and donating to get every Haiti game in the 2016 Copa America broadcast on local television.While he directly called out Trump in his statement, Altidore is not the only athlete who appeared to take umbrage with the president in the last 24 hours. In his statement announcing his comeback with Liga MX club Leon, former U.S. international Landon Donovan tweeted: “I don’t believe in walls. I want to go to Mexico, wear green & win trophies with Leon. We’ll see each other very soon!”Donovan’s message is likely a reference to Trump’s long-running campaign promise to build a border wall to keep Mexican immigrants out of the U.S.last_img read more