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Illinois A.G. Weighs Action Against State Natural Resource Office for Slack Enforcement of Mine Oversight

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Associated Press via Midwest Energy News:Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is considering legal action against the state’s natural resources agency for what prosecutors call a failure to follow the terms of a court-brokered plan to toughen oversight of coal mines.The tougher regulations were part of broader reforms touted with much fanfare two years ago by the administration of former Gov. Pat Quinn. They followed criticisms by environmentalists who alleged the state Department of Natural Resources was too cozy with mining companies and other businesses it regulates.The rules included a requirement that regulators provide earlier notification of new mine applications and that mine permit applicants be available to answer questions at public hearings. But two years later, the new rules have not been enacted, and the resources agency now wants to package the new rules with other pending changes that some environmental groups say actually weaken public participation.”It is frustrating that the new rules are not yet in place,” said Ann Spillane, Madigan’s chief of staff. “It is past time for the department to stop delaying the implementation of new rules and to fully comply with the court order by allowing meaningful public participation.”The threat of renewed legal action comes as the coal industry is battling economic and political challenges that threaten many jobs in central and southern Illinois. The DNR is now overseen by the administration of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a former venture capitalist who defeated Quinn, a Democrat, in 2014 after the new regulations had been announced.The state has 15 pending requests for new mines, permit revisions or renewals that could be affected by the new requirements, government records show.The reforms adopted by the DNR in 2014 settled a lawsuit by Madigan, a Democrat, over the agency’s 2007 approval of a surface mine near the central Illinois town of Banner amid resident complaints about potential threats to their water supply. IDNR eventually rejected the permit, but Illinois prosecutors continued to press their case against the agency, resulting in a March 2014 consent agreement in Sangamon County Circuit Court.The head of the DNR at the time called the reforms “the most recent steps to further restore the integrity of this agency and allow for more public participation as we work towards becoming a national model for transparency.”Since then, the Illinois Coal Association has petitioned the DNR to revise the so-called Banner rules to better address industry concerns — including a change that would only allow state hearing officers, not citizens, to question mine applicants at public hearings.Full article: Illinois AG mulling legal case over delayed coal mine rules Illinois A.G. Weighs Action Against State Natural Resource Office for Slack Enforcement of Mine Oversightlast_img read more

Arsene Wenger defends Arsenal medical staff after latest injuries

first_img Press Association “When a player is injured, they are injured, this has always happened. “We have not too many muscular injuries but it is post-international games we get all these injuries and is it linked with that? I don’t know. What I’m focused on tomorrow is to continue our run (in the Premier League).” Verheijen worked as an assistant coach for the Holland national team at the World Cup as well as with South Korea and Russia under Guus Hiddink, and joined the Wales national team set-up in February 2011 as assistant to Gary Speed. In Twitter comments, Verheijen hit out at the “pattern” of Arsenal injuries to players like Ramsey, as well as Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas in the past, before pointing to a 10-year UEFA study which reported “football coaches are responsible for most injuries”. Verheijen, who has a new book called ‘How Simple Can It Be?’, also used media interviews to denounce Wenger’s “old school” training methods, for which he was once heralded as a “revolutionary coach”. Despite the continued criticism, Wenger insists Arsenal have enough cover. “It is always disappointing to lose players, but we are equipped, first of all, with the quality of our squad and we are equipped mentally as well ourselves to deal with anything,” said Wenger, who expects Oxlade-Chamberlain to be out for “20 days”, with Walcott “a fraction longer”. “Before the game against Everton, (Per) Mertesacker was sick and Gabriel came in so we have shown we can deal with that.” Wenger added: “It is a challenge for me and for the players who come in to show their quality. “At the end you can find yourself with a bigger squad which is what happened last season with (Francis) Coquelin and (Hector) Bellerin.” Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell is expected to come into the side on the right wing. Wenger said: “I have been very impressed with him. His attitude is outstanding. His daily dedication in training and his desire to improve is absolutely outstanding. “He can be a big help for us, and he can play centre-forward – don’t forget that. “In the coming two to three months he can be a very important player for us.” Wenger is expecting a much-improved display from at Hillsborough, where he had made the expected sweeping changes from Arsenal’s regular Premier League line-up. “We came out of a strong performance against Everton and we know that is what is needed against Swansea,” he said. “Last year against Swansea they are the only team who have beaten us twice, so we have a good challenge.” The full extent of both problems is yet to be determined, but Wenger confirmed neither man would feature until after the international break. Arsenal, who are second in the Barclays Premier League, play at Swansea on Saturday before travelling to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and then hosting north London rivals Tottenham. The Gunners are now missing two more key men for a crucial run of matches, with midfielder Aaron Ramsey and captain Mikel Arteta also sidelined as are England duo Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck. Wenger, however, defended the club’s training methods following criticism from Dutch fitness coach Raymond Verheijen, who also worked with Wales. “This guy looks like he knows absolutely everything. I am amazed that he knows more than all our physios and all our doctors,” said Wenger. “I trust my medical staff to do well and my coaching staff to do the fitness planning very well. “I can only invite you one day to see what work is done behind (the scenes). We have some players who are more injury-prone than others, but we are very well organised on that front. “We have to analyse every single case and every single exercise, but also I think you have to not over-analyse when players are injured. Manager Arsene Wenger has defended Arsenal’s medical staff after England duo Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined the club’s growing injury list. The Gunners were left counting the cost of Tuesday night’s 3-0 Capital One Cup fourth-round loss at Sheffield Wednesday. Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off after just five minutes because of a hamstring complaint before Walcott, who came on in his place, also had to be substituted on 19 minutes with a calf injury. last_img read more

Red Sox use clutch hitting to put Dodgers away, take 2-0 World Series lead

first_img“We’re heading home, bottom line,” Dodgers first baseman David Freese said. “I think we’ve got Walk(er Buehler) on the mound. Give him the rock and let’s go. We need it to be 2-1.“We understand that Game 3 is a necessity – just like Game 2.”With the Game 2 win, 38 of the Red Sox’s 68 runs in 11 postseason games have scored with two outs in an inning. They are batting a remarkable .363 (33 for 91) overall with runners in scoring position.The Dodgers can’t keep up with that. They have gone 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position in the first two games of the series and an equally remarkable (in its own way) 18 for 94 (.191) overall this postseason – numbers more suited for a losing streak in June than a run to a World Series title.“It has to be tough,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said of the effect those two-out rallies have on the opposition. “We talked about it before we started (the postseason) – get the leadoff guy out, don’t give up two-out hits or runners. We’ve been doing that to the opposition. PreviousA Red Sox fan cheers during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, right, celebrates with Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts after scoring on a two run RBI single by J.D. Martinez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson warms up before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado up before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Maddie Meyer, Pool)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The moon is seen over Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)A fan gets ready for the start of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese can’t catch a foul ball hit by Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Ian Kinsler #5 of the Boston Red Sox is tagged out at third base by Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Ian Kinsler #5 of the Boston Red Sox is tagged out at third base by Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado tags out Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler at third during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado, left, tags out Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler at third base during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado tags out Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler at third base on a single by Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws out J.D. Martinez (not pictured) #28 of the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Boston Red Sox’s starting pitcher David Price winds up to throw during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball against the Los Angeles Dodgers game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese tags out Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese tags out Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s starting pitcher David Price walks off the mound after the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball against the Los Angeles Dodgers game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A fan gets ready for the start of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado watches his popup out to first base in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the first inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese (25) tags out Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts on a grounder to shortstop during the first inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez watches as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp questions home plate umpire Kerwin Danley over a third strike call during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Former Boston Red Sox players Kevin Millar, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, right, run to greet each other before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp reacts after striking out during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp reacts after striking out during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp walks past Enrique Hernandez, left, as he returns to the dugout after striking out during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts hits a double during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts hits a double in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts rounds first base after hitting a double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Maddie Meyer, Pool)Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler hits a single in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes to drive in a run during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler hits an RBI single during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Home plate umpire Kerwin Danley watches as Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts scores on an RBI-single by =Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, congratulates Xander Bogaerts, right, who scored on a single by Ian Kinsler during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts is congratulated after scoring on a hit by Ian Kinsler during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese runs out of room chasing a foul popup against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese hits a single off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts can’t catch a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts can’t catch a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts can’t catch a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)A fan gets ready for the start of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI sacrifice fly during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI sacrifice fly during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese runs past Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez to score on a sacrifice fly by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese (25) is congratulated after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Matt Kemp (27) during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese (25) is congratulated after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Matt Kemp (27) during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a single off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price, left, to drive in a run during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI-single during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado runs past Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price to score on an RBI-single by Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado is congratulated after scoring on a hit by Yasiel Puig during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price walks off the infield after allowing two runs during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price speaks to home plate umpire Kerwin Danley after the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts reacts after striking out during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. At right is home plate umpire Kerwin Danley. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts reacts after being called out on strike during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Boston Red Sox’s Rafael Devers strikes out in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez hits a single off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, bottom, during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a single in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a single during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is removed from the game during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu talks to catcher Austin Barnes during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The ball skips past Boston Red Sox batter Andrew Benintendi, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes on a pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, front, during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, leaves the mound after being pulled by manager Dave Roberts during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ryan Madson throws during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce gets out of the way of a pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ryan Madson during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryan Madson reacts after walking Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce with bases loaded to score Christian Vazquez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez hits a single to drive in two runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez hits a two run RBI single during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Andrew Benintendi #16 is congratulated by his teammate Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox after scoring a fifth inning run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez claps at first base after hitting a single to drive in two runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Ryan Madson #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after walking the batter during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Mookie Betts #50 and Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate each scoring a run on a hit by teammate J.D. Martinez (not pictured) during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi is congratulated after scoring on a hit by J.D. Martinez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Mookie Betts #50 and Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate each scoring a run on a hit by teammate J.D. Martinez (not pictured) during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Two of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Dodgers relief pitcher Ryan Madson reacts after allowing the Red Sox to score three two-out runs during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor lays down a bunt to third base, but was thrown out during the sixth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger catches the ball as teammates Chris Taylor and Kike’ Hernandez duck to stay out of the way on a ball hit by Boston’s Ian Kinsler during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger catches a fly ball by Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler in between Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s starting pitcher David Price walks off the mound after the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball against the Los Angeles Dodgers game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, gives starting pitcher David Price a hand at the end of the middle of the sixth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Joe Kelly throws during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Fans sing “Sweet Caroline” during the eighth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda throws during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda grimaces while pitching during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts watches his double to the left field wall off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda, front, during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts runs the bases after hitting a double during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a double during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts celebrates his double next to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor waits for a pitcher change during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi throws during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Pedro Baez throws during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger makes a sliding catch on a ball hit by Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger makes a sliding catch on a ball hit by Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel heads from the bullpen to pitch in the top of the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Craig Kimbrel throws during the ninth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Boston Red Sox’s Craig Kimbrel throws during the ninth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Craig Kimbrel throws during the ninth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)A Red Sox fan cheers during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, right, celebrates with Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts after scoring on a two run RBI single by J.D. Martinez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NextShow Caption1 of 104Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, right, celebrates with Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts after scoring on a two run RBI single by J.D. Martinez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ExpandBOSTON — Experience teaches you that nothing good happens after 2 a.m. The same seems to apply after two outs against the Boston Red Sox this postseason.Closing time proved elusive for the Dodgers again in Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park. The Red Sox scored all of their runs after there were two outs in an inning – three back-breakers in the fifth inning – and handed the Dodgers a 4-2 loss Wednesday night.The series now moves to Dodger Stadium with the Dodgers chilled to the bone by the cold, damp New England fall and down two games to none. Games 3, 4 and 5 are scheduled for L.A. – but the Dodgers will have to snuff out the Red Sox’s two-out magic if they are going to extend the series that far.Forty-three of the 54 previous teams that won the first two games went on to win the World Series (including 16 of the past 17). But the Dodgers have come back from 2-0 deficits three times in their history – 1981 against the Yankees, 1965 against the Twins and 1955 again against the Yankees. “Putting the ball in play in those situations is very important. I said it a few days ago and I’ll say it again. We live in an era that .210 with 30 home runs and 70 RBIs is acceptable. It’s a good season. We don’t believe that. There’s certain situations that a strikeout is not just an out. We put them in play and they did again tonight and that’s why we won the game.”The Dodgers did get their clutch engaged in the fourth inning against Sox starter David Price. A two-out RBI single by Yasiel Puig gave them their first lead of the Series, 2-1.They warmed themselves around that for all of an inning.The Dodgers’ attempts to call Hyun-Jin Ryu “a big-game pitcher” seemed reminiscent of Tommy Lasorda hanging the nickname “Bulldog” on Orel Hershiser – born out of a desire to make reality fit the label.For four innings it worked. Ryu allowed one run in the second inning – on a two-out RBI single by Ian Kinsler. Things could have gotten worse that inning but Chris Taylor threw out Kinsler from left field when he tried to go first to third on another two-out hit by Jackie Bradley Jr.Ryu retired eight of the next nine Red Sox batters – including the first two in the fifth inning and was one strike away from getting out of the inning.As the clock struck two, things escalated. No. 9 hitter Christian Vazquez singled on a 1-and-2 pitch. Mookie Betts bounced a single through the middle and Andrew Benintendi worked Ryu for eight pitches, drawing a walk to load the bases.“We just didn’t finish them,” Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes said. “We got to where we wanted to be. Obviously, you’re going to try to be a little finer with runners in scoring position. We just couldn’t get it done.”Looking to defuse the situation, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts cut the wrong wire. He brought in Ryan Madson.“Madson has been our guy for quite some time and he’s pitched out of big spots there,” Roberts said. “I just felt I really liked him against (Steve) Pearce. In that spot, he’s done it time and time again for us. The last couple of nights, it hasn’t worked out.”During the NLDS and NLCS rounds, Madson entered games with a total of seven runners on base. He stranded all but one (including a bases-loaded situation in Game 4 against the Braves).Roberts has gone to him in each of the first two games of the World Series with a total of five runners on base. All five have scored.“It’s kind of a crapshoot with inherited runners,” Madson said. “You can be real good at it for a long time. Then a bloop hit or a walk like tonight – it’s not automatic.”Indeed. Madson walked Pearce on five pitches, forcing in the tying run and bringing J.D. Martinez to the plate.Before the game, Madson described the danger of pitching to Martinez as akin to being “in a pit with a rattlesnake and one bad move you’ll get bit.” He struck him out with the bases loaded in the fifth inning of Game 1.This time, it was once bitten, twice scored – Martinez took an inside fastball and dumped it into right field, driving in two runs.“I beat him,” Madson said of the pitch. “He didn’t hit it good. I beat him, but he was strong enough to put it in a good spot out there in the outfield.”It might not have been Martinez’s best swing, but it was the decisive one in this game.“They’re really good at that,” Matt Kemp said. “I think they’ve scored most of their runs this series with two outs (nine of 12). They’re getting guys on base and getting those big hits when they need him.“We’ve got to try to do the same thing. We had the bases loaded. We had a chance to have a bigger inning than we did. We kind of didn’t take advantage of that. … We had our chances.”Not after that fourth inning, they didn’t. Puig’s hit was the Dodgers’ last of the game. When Barnes struck out to end the fourth inning, that was the first of 16 consecutive Dodgers retired by Price and the Sox bullpen, stepping on the Dodgers’ necks.The Sox have now won eight of their last nine World Series games at Fenway Park. There might not be another this fall.“Sale’s nasty, Price is nasty. There’s just nasty pitching left and right,” Freese said. “You’ve gotta find a way to scratch and claw and get it done. They’re doing that job right now.“Almost 110 wins. They know what they’re doing. That’s it.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, April 23, 2014•8:08 a.m. Officers took a report of a general public assist in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•1:17 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•3:38 p.m. Officers conducted an agency outside assist in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•5:32 p.m. Dean A. Dudek, 47, Arthur Wellington, Texas was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed traffic signal and defective tail lights.•6:47 p.m. Mark J. McClure, 44, Oxford, was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for probation violation.•On April 18, at 10:58 p.m. Christopher M. Eckermann,  23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for careless driving.last_img

‘Best year of my life’ – Knight-Wisdom thrilled with 2016 splash

first_imgJamaica’s first-ever male Olympic diver, Yona Knight-Wisdom, feels that winning the People’s Choice Performance of the Year award at next month’s RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year award ceremony would bring a perfect end to what he calls one of the best years of his life. The 21-year-old, who became Jamaica’s first male diver to compete in the Olympic Games, came close to making it all the way to the 3m springboard final in Rio, finishing two places outside of the qualifying spots after a strong preliminary-round showing that sent him splashing into the semi-finals. “It was an amazing experience in Rio, and to be a part of the most successful Jamaican team that ever went to the Olympics is something I can look back on very very proudly. I will always have that as part of my life. (It is the) best year of my life, and to be recognised for that category this year is really fantastic,” he said of the People’s Choice award nomination. The prestigious annual awards ceremony is slated for January 13 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Knight-Wisdom’s series of dives will be going against stellar Olympic and international performers like Alia Atkinson and Elaine Thompson in the popular category. Other performers include Calabar High’s 400m star Christopher Taylor and local footballer Michael Binns. “I was looking through some of the other competitors, and Elaine Thompson, who is up there, did fantastically to win gold in Rio. Her performance and Alia’s are truly phenomenal,” said the diver. Knight-Wisdom is the second Jamaican diver to the Olympics. Retired Olympian Betsy Sullivan made it to the 1972 Munich Games, placing 29th in the first round. “I would have it no other way, and I am so happy I made it through, representing Jamaica, and I thank everyone for their support, and I would love to do it over again in four years,” he told The Gleaner. Knight-Wisdom finished his semi-final with 381.40 points after scoring 75, 48, 45.90, 63, 72, and 77.50 on his six attempts. STELLAR PERFORMERSlast_img read more