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TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels signed veteran outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $2 million deal on Sunday, likely filling their fourth outfielder spot.The club also agreed with former home run champ Chris Carter on a minor-league deal, getting depth to replace traded C.J. Cron.Young, 34, spent last season with the Boston Red Sox. He hit .235 with a .709 OPS. Young can play all three outfield positions, so he seems likely to be the backup to Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Kole Calhoun. Before the deal, non-roster invitees Eric Young Jr. and Rymer Liriano were the leading candidates to win that job.Young can make an additional $500,000 in incentives based on plate appearances. Carter, 31, led the National League with 41 homers with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. Last year, though, he struggled to find a job as a free agent and eventually played 62 games with the New York Yankees, hitting .201 with eight homers.Carter has hit 158 homers in parts of eight major league seasons, including stops with the Oakland A’s and Houston Astros.If Carter makes the team, he will reportedly earn $1.75 million, with an additional $600,000 possible in incentives.Carter could find a spot with the Angels if there is an injury to one of the primary infielders: Albert Pujols, Ian Kinsler, Andrelton Simmons or Zack Cozart. Luis Valbuena plays first and third, and Cozart plays third, shortstop and second, so those two provide the primary backups at the four infield spots. If someone gets hurt, the roster shuffle would create a spot for Carter.The Angels traded Cron because they couldn’t afford to keep a player who played only first base as one of their likely three bench players. Cron, however, did not have options, so they couldn’t keep in the minors as insurance. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Tags: Alwoodley Golf Club, Brabazon Trophy 1 Jun 2019 Schmidt holds on – despite Hall’s record charge Yorkshire’s Ben Schmidt withstood a record-breaking charge from Harry Hall today to hold on to a one-shot lead in the Brabazon Trophy at Alwoodley Golf Club.Hall, from West Cornwall, swept up the leaderboard with his eight-under 63, which set a new course record and took him to 10-under in the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play.Schmidt, meanwhile, shot two-under 69 – his third sub-par round – and is 11-under for the championship, which he is playing for the first time.“It was tough out there today,” said the 16-year-old from Rotherham Golf Club. “There was quite a bit of pressure and a fair few people watching, but I played pretty solid. I went out there and shot under par again – I haven’t given anything back yet.”He started well again with three birdies in the first five holes and despite a bogey on six – his first dropped shot in 27 holes – he was three-under playing the last. There he was caught out by a flier, with his seven-iron approach covering 230 yards and finishing 50 yards past the pin. It cost him a bogey – but not the lead.Round three of a championship is traditionally moving day and it was clear from early on that today’s conditions were ideal for scoring. Harry Hall made sure he grabbed the advantage.The 21-year-old had a quiet day on the course yesterday, scoring one-over 72. After that he tackled the jet lag which followed his Tuesday flight back from university in the USA, prescribing himself a nap and a work out.“I came out with a lot of energy today and it paid off,” he said after signing for the third course record of his career.His round included two eagles, five birdies and one bogey – which he credited with giving him the final push to the record.He dropped the shot on the 15th after finding a greenside bunker and missing a 5ft putt. But he immediately followed up with two consecutive birdies.“I hit the putt perfectly and it didn’t go in. But my reaction to that putt allowed me to make two birdies after that. I was able to start the next one on line from 6ft and it dropped,” said Hall.He put the record in his grasp when he holed a 35ft putt for birdie on 17 and secured it with a solid par on the difficult 18th.“I’m very pleased,” he said. “I said to a few people that it would be nice to be in contention and I think I have put myself in a good place and, hopefully, in the final group.”Hall and Schmidt will, indeed, tee off last tomorrow at 11.58am. Behind them are Jake Hapgood of Wales, who is six-under, while Charlie Thornton (Fulford) and David Langley (Castle Royle) are both five-under.Among the day’s big movers were Jannik de Bruyn of Germany, Luca Filippi of South Africa and England’s Billy McKenzie (Rowlands Castle) who respectively shot 67, 66 and 68 to move up the leaderboard.Click here for full scoresImage copyright Leaderboard Photography
By Michele J. KuhnTINTON FALLS – Emmett Walling is a much beloved part of the Ranney School community and now he has an aquatic center named after him to prove it.Ranney School teacher Emmett Walling, second from left, and Lawrence S. Sykoff, head of school, use scissors to cut the ribbon for the Walling Aquatic Center as Walling’s wife Jackie, left, and Athletic Director Thomas Moriau look on.The Hope Road school dedicated its swimming pool and aquatic center in the name of the teacher/coach, who is in his 33rd year there. The special ceremony to honor Walling was held on the school’s track Friday, Oct. 5, and was attended by most of the school’s 800 students, faculty and staff.The bright hot sunny day had nothing on the warmth radiated by the crowd toward Walling. Smiles were plentiful and applause punctuated speeches and fond remembrances.Walling was obviously proud of the honor bestowed on him. It was the first time in the school’s history that a facility was named after a staff member. When he was told about the naming of the facility last spring, he said he was overwhelmed.“I could not even put it into words,” the 62-year-old teacher said prior to the ceremony. “I’m a very humble person. I’m not a chatterbox but words just can’t express … it’s just so great to know that in years to come my name will be connected with a pool that has meant so much to so many kids already.“It’s very, very exciting,” Walling said. “It’s rare that someone stays this long but when you find something this good, you stick with it. This is a very special place.”Walling says he loves what he does. “Every day is a challenge. I’ve got 3-year-olds right up to 18-year-olds. For a teacher, it doesn’t get any better than that,” said Walling who, as the Ranney School swimming teacher, has taught every student the school has enrolled since he started in 1980. He’s the only teacher in the school with that distinction.Walling, a Middletown native who now lives in Manasquan, learned to swim at Shadow Lake, where he lived as a child. “It was important for me to learn how to swim,” he said. He is from a family of Belford Harbor lobstermen. “They made their money taking things out of the water. I’ve earned my living, supported my family, by putting things into the water,” he said with a laugh.Ranney swim coach Emmett Walling shares a moment with his wife Jackie before the dedication ceremony.He and his wife Jackie, who is a teacher in Oceanport, are the parents of Kaitlin, a police officer in Cranbury, and 24-year-old twins, Emmett and Elizabeth.Walling is known as a patient instructor and coach who is trusted and respected by the children he teaches.“He has developed kids not just as swimmers but as people too,” said Valerie Francois, the school’s director of strategic marketing and communications.Thomas Moriau, Ranney’s athletic director, calls Walling “one of the most dedicated educators I know.“No one deserves this honor more,” Moriau said. “We have (an aquatic) facility second to none in Monmouth and Ocean counties and it’s because of him … Our students love to swim for this man.”Lawrence S. Sykoff, Ranney head of school, spoke of the “extraordinary work of this great man.” He recalled that Walling arrived on campus in 1980, the year the pool opened. After 32 years, “that pool has earned a name, a very special name.“Mr. Walling has guided hundreds of students to take their first plunge to learn to swim” and has made those lessons enjoyable for those he has taught, Sykoff said.The head of school said Walling was the embodiment of the school’s motto: “Knowledge, Vision and Honor.”Senior Veronika Fischer, 17, of Rumson told those gathered to honor Walling that the swim coach was someone who worked six days a week, recognized students’ strengths when they couldn’t, sang Christmas carols with them when they practiced “and reminds us that it’s just a race.“Mr. Walling just doesn’t want us to swim our fastest, he wants us to swim our best,” Fischer said. “Mr. Walling teaches us that if you truly want something, you will have to work hard every day.”As the student turned toward Walling she told him, “There is no one who deserves this more than you do.”Doreen Fowlkes, a teacher at the school for the past 25 years, applauded her fellow educator. “It’s easy to identify why we are gathered here,” she said. “He’s not only being recognized for his 32 years at Ranney School, he’s being recognized for his character and for his professionalism.”Walling, who was hailed for his devotion to the school and its swim program and his determination to build the aquatic center now named after him into a top-notch facility, expects to spend another two years at Ranney School. At that time, after 35 years at the private school, he said he expects to retire along with his wife.
“We’ll need to find our legs quickly on Saturday night and play a smart, disciplined game if we’re going to beat a very good opponent.”The 12-0 Saints have faced SFU once this season, charging out to a five-goal lead on the road on November 3rd and holding on for a 5-3 victory.That win ended the Clan’s 25-game home unbeaten streak, so there’s no doubt that SFU will be motivated to return the favour. With a victory on Saturday night, the Saints would set a new BCIHL record for consecutive wins with 13.Selkirk tied the existing 12-game record when they defeated the University of Victoria in their final game of 2012 in early December.Dubois said that one benefit of the long break was the chance for players to rehab injuries and return to the ice fully healthy for the stretch drive of the regular season.“With the exception of Stephen Saretsky, who hasn’t played yet this season, we’re 100 percent healthy and ready to go,” Dubois explained.”We may make some choices based on what we see from the guys this week in terms of their conditioning, but it’s good to have all our guys available for this first time since early in the season.”SFU is led offensively by forwards Ben Van Lare and Jono Ceci, who finished first and second in BCIHL scoring last season.The dynamic duo is joined up the Clan’s top line by three-year WHL product Brenden Silvester, who joined the team at Christmas and has already scored five times in two appearances. There’s no easing into the second half of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season for the Selkirk College Saints.The Saints play host to second-place Simon Fraser University Clan Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.However, before the Clan can ready themselves to knock off the undefeated Saints, the Burnaby-based club must take to the road Friday for a date south of the 49th parallel against the Eastern Washington Eagles in Cheney, Wash.“SFU certainly had the jump on us in terms of getting back onto the ice, and they’ll be playing their sixth game since Christmas while we’ll be playing our first,” said Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois.The Clan sit just three points back in the league standings at 10-1-1.“That adds to the challenge for us, but it’s not going to be used as an excuse,” Dubois added.
The sentencing of the killer of Donegal journalist Eugene Moloney has been moved – because it falls on the anniversary of his death.Gary Burch, 21, of Kennington Close, Templeogue in Dublin has admitted the unlawful killing of the Inishowen-born reporter on June 24th, 2012.The date ofr sentence had been set but the prosecution said this had to b changed for “obvious reasons.” Burch will now be sentenced on June 17th.DONEGAL REPORTER’S KILLER HAS SENTENCE DATE CHANGED was last modified: March 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EUGENE MOLONEYGary Burchkiller