Frendly Gathering Announces 2018 Lineup

first_imgFrendly Gathering is a Vermont music festival produced by professional athletes Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani. For the second year in a row, the festival will return to Sugarbush Resort, located just an hour outside of Burlington. Today, the music festival has announced its initial 2018 lineup, which is slated for June 28th through 30th and includes host band Twiddle in addition to other headliners Greensky Bluegrass and Kamasi Washington. The festival will also see performances by Trevor Hall, Spafford, Kevin Morby, The Suffers, Algiers, Lowdown Brass Band, and more. 2018 Initial Frendly Gathering LineupTWIDDLEGREENSKY BLUEGRASSKAMASI WASHINGTONTREVOR HALLSPAFFORDKEVIN MORBYTHE SUFFERSALGIERSSUITCASE JUNKETUPSTATE RUBDOWNLUKE MITRANILOWDOWN BRASS BANDSMALLTALKERSTRANGE MACHINESSATSANGDISCO PHANTOMTAKAJUPTRALEXANDRA HARLEY[Photo: Ojeda Photography]last_img read more

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A door closes, another opens

first_imgMy mom snapped a quick photo of me holding up my key and freshman yearbook, after which I took off running up five flights of stairs to my new room. As I turned the key in the lock and pushed the door open, I paused as if to recognize the significance of coming home for the first time. As the worn oak and wall of windows revealed themselves, sunlight poured out of the room and into the hall, swallowing me in its intensity. It was beautiful, complete with not one, but two closets — ready to receive the vanful of items that would turn the space into my room.After hauling every box, appliance, and piece of furniture up all five flights, I set out to explore the University and meet fellow freshman. The campus was every bit as spectacular as when I left it in August 2013, after seven weeks at Harvard Summer School. It felt like the world was unfolding before me, from historic buildings that once housed Revolutionary War soldiers to the sleek Science Center. I felt tiny in front of the imposing Widener Library, like a cobblestone within the labyrinth of Harvard’s history. I was filled with pride to be part of the institution I had revered and dreamed of attending since age 4. I also admitted that my younger sister was correct in her claim that Annenberg’s Memorial Hall resembled Harry Potter’s Hogwarts!After lunch at Pinocchio’s and a rousing speech by Dean Rakesh Khurana at the official welcome ceremony, I had one last order of business. I had to take my first walk through Johnston Gate, embracing Harvard lore dictating that a student shall pass through only twice — once on move-in day and again upon Commencement. I stood pensively outside the gate, consumed with thoughts of the great men and women who had passed before me. I passed through, almost as if my feet were floating above the asphalt. I made it.I barely recall my return to Hurlbut to bid my parents farewell. But I will never forget the tears on my mother’s face as she hugged me goodbye, and told me to live my dream. She closed the door behind her, in almost complete silence. I went to my desk to read the note she left on a Post-it. “I love you more than words can say. Study hard, take care … and know we’re always there for you. P.S. The Gatorade is in the bottom drawer.”That close of the door opened a new chapter in my life. As the VERITAS van drove away, I smiled, knowing I was in the ideal place to live it.Matthew DeShaw is a freshman residing in Hurlbut Hall. He will write an occasional column about his experiences as a member of Harvard’s Class of 2018. … and after. Home sweet home! The before view of DeShaw’s bedroom … Matthew DeShaw traveled to Harvard in this Veritas decorated van. Photos by Matthew DeShaw As the back door of the van slammed shut, so did a chapter in my life. I was off to Harvard, traveling in an overfilled white cargo van, the back windows embellished with vinyl decals spelling out “VERITAS OR BUST.” I may have had a four-hour ride ahead of me from New Jersey to Massachusetts, but it represented a world of difference: a new home, new school, and new friends. As the mile markers passed, so did the final moments of my old life.After a sleepless night at the Charles Hotel, by 6 a.m. I was dressed and ready to drive the VERITAS van to my new home, Hurlbut Hall. Even at the crack of dawn, the Yard was bustling with activity, but thankfully we bypassed the growing line of cars at Johnson Gate to park on Prescott Street. We were a mere block from the Yard, but it seemed more like a foreign land. License plates on the idling cars reflected the geographical diversity of the Class of 2018: Massachusetts, Texas, Maine, Florida, Colorado, California. My four-hour drive now seemed insignificant.We were welcomed by a committee of energetic students to the check-in location for Union Dorms, an off-campus cluster consisting of Pennypacker, Greenough, and Hurlbut. My family waited in the van while I secured a place in the check-in line. In the first several minutes in line, I met a basketball player from Texas, an Irish national with a passion for the clarinet, and a student of economics from rural South Dakota. DeShaw calls Hurlbut Hall his freshman year home. Through fresh eyeslast_img read more

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David Grattan Hughes, 88

first_imgDavid Hughes, Harvard’s Fanny Peabody Mason Professor of Music Emeritus, died in Paris on April 20; he was 88.Born on June 14, 1926, in Norwalk, Conn., Hughes was a lifelong Harvard man. After his A.B. (summa cum laude, 1949), he served with the U.S. Army in Japan before returning to take his A.M. in 1954 and his Ph.D. in 1956, with a dissertation on music in the 14th century. He was appointed to the faculty in that year, and served until his retirement. He was chair of the department from 1961 to 1965; he served also as head tutor, advising generations of undergraduates, and as mentor for a series of distinguished dissertations. He taught also for many years in the Harvard Extension School.Masterly articles, dealing mainly with issues of transmission and filiation in medieval chant, especially in the area of tropes, established Hughes as an authority in his field. With John R. Bryden, he published “An Index to Gregorian Chant” (Harvard, 1969); his textbook, “A History of European Music,” was published by McGraw-Hill in 1974.Hughes assumed the editorship of the Journal of the American Musicological Society in 1959. The journal had fallen behind in its publication, and it was vitally important to the society that it was brought back to regular publication. Hughes took it over, collected and edited a wide range of material, and oversaw a double issue for the summer/fall of 1959, marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the society in 1934. This helped to put the publication back on its feet, and was a vitally important step in restoring the organization to good health and future prosperity. He was made an honorary member of the society in 2006.Hughes was a real polymath. There were few subjects in music on which he could not enrich and enliven a conversation; he was a fluent pianist, able to play almost anything from memory, vocal, instrumental, or orchestral. Students at Harvard remember his lively conversation, his challenging seminars, and his self-effacing sense of humor.Hughes lived in Belmont for many years, later retiring to coastal Maine; his annual trips to Paris combined research with rejuvenation. He was married to the former Janet Brandon, who died in 2007. He is survived by his daughters, Catherine E.C. Hughes of Charlotte, Vt., and Anne Cox of Kew Gardens, N.Y., and his son-in-law, Ian Cox.last_img read more

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Mission Critical Is More Than Just a Buzzword

first_imgNo active-active replication for ‘continuous availability’ with zero RPO, zero RTO.Limited multisite remote configurations – no star or cascaded configurations.Limited Snapshot Technology and NO Integrated Copy Data ManagementFlashArray//X snapshot capabilities remain the same as the //M series and there is no way to provide ‘secure’ snapshots.No integrated copy data management (iCDM) tool to help automate and simplify leveraging snap copies.No non-disruptive data migration toolsWhen you max out a FlashArray’s capacity, or performance, how can you move workloads to other boxes without impact to the users?Cannot Consolidate Block and File on the Same ArrayMost tier-1 application environments are leveraging some ‘file’ workloads in addition to their ‘block’ workloads. Having to use different arrays for your block and file workloads dramatically adds costs and complexities.Dell EMC arrays have a host of proven mission critical data services and tools that have been in mission critical production environments for yearsProven remote replication tools providing async, sync, multi-site, active-active, and more…Fast, efficient snapshot technology to create and use snapshots without impacting performance or capacity.Non-Disruptive Migration (NDM) tools for simple workload migration between boxes, with no impact to production applications.Unified block and file on the same array.Data at Rest Encryption (DARE) and secure snapshots for increased security of data.And many more features you can read about here.I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and watch for more as we focus on other relevant enterprise storage themes.You may be wondering… what about NVMe – isn’t it a requirement for enterprise storage today?  Not exactly, for now see here and stay tuned for more on that topic in an upcoming blog! Pure Nonsense – Separating Fact From Fiction in FlashAt Dell EMC we have been designing, developing and supporting Tier-1 mission critical storage environments for decades with industry-leading solutions.  Although each customer defines “Tier-1” based on their unique needs, there are some common requirements everyone agrees must be offered for an all-flash storage portfolio to be considered for use in a Tier-1 mission critical environment.Mission Critical Storage Checklist: Ability to scale capacity while maintaining consistent & predictable performanceProven remote replication providing any recovery SLA – from asynchronous and synchronous support up to continuous availability (active-active for zero RPO/RTO)Intelligent and efficient copy (snapshot) technology, and integrated copy data management, with application integration for simple and fast copy creationSimple and non-disruptive migration tools to move workloads between arrays and migrate to future arrays as neededAbility to consolidate mixed workloads while maintaining performance and protection, including block and file on the same array if requiredData-at-rest encryption and other security methods, like secure snapshotsMany vendors claim to have Tier-1 mission critical storage, but knowledgeable customers can quickly see through the hype.  Just saying your storage is for Tier-1 or mission critical environments doesn’t make it true, you need the proven architecture and data services to support it.For example, Pure Storage has recently made the following claim:“FlashArray//X now represents a higher-performance tier for mission-critical databases, top of rack flash deployments, and Tier 1 application consolidation”The announcement of their new FlashArray//X (//X) has forced Pure Storage to make this bold (and questionable) claim and relegate their previous generation, the FlashArray//M (//M) series, as “most economic all-flash consolidation”. But what does that mean?The implication is that the new //X array has something new, or at least improved that makes it more suitable for mission critical/Tier-1 application environments than the previous //M series.  However, all we can see is that it should be faster than the FlashArray //M thanks to Pure’s proprietary NVMe drives (aka – flash modules).  That’s it… there’s no evidence of new or improved Tier-1 mission critical data services!After much research on Pure’s website, it turns out that the only real difference between the //X and the //M series is the use of proprietary NVMe ‘Direct Flash’ modules and ‘Direct Flash’ software, which Pure Storage claims will make the //X faster than the current //M series. However, as the //X isn’t generally available yet, and since Pure Storage isn’t publishing any performance numbers, no one really know what that means.Fun fact: Pure Storage recently removed all FlashArray performance metrics from its website and data sheets – perhaps they don’t want you comparing FlashArray to other industry-leading all-flash arrays?So the question is, how does an unspecified performance improvement, and no new or improved data services, make the FlashArray//X more appropriate for mission critical/Tier-1 environments? The obvious answer – It doesn’t!However, adding customized NVMe flash modules does make the array more expensive (to cover the cost of all the custom-built proprietary hardware), which means they need to make it sound more capable to justify the cost premium.  In fact, Pure Storage has been clear that the FlashArray//X needs to be positioned into mission critical Tier-1 application environments because these environments have larger budgets.Since Pure Storage now positions its previous generation, the //M series, for “general-purpose consolidation”, it’s clear even they understand it’s not built for mission critical environments.  Since it’s all they’ve been selling, they don’t seem to understand the true requirements of mission critical storage. Luckily for you, Dell EMC does… so, make sure you consider the following before putting FlashArray//X into your mission critical data centers.Consider the following before considering FlashArray//X for your Tier-1 mission critical environmentsController ArchitecturePure Storage’s FlashArray//X still uses the same active-passive (backend is passive) dual controller architectureYou cannot scale performance without replacing the controller with a faster controller.Capacity will always be limited – one fully active controller can only do so much. Currently the //X can only scale up to 182TB of raw capacity using 9.1TB proprietary flash modules (which are supposed to come later in the year).Since only one controller is fully active at any given time, you’re paying (a premium) for a second controller that is idle most of the time.What is the //X array overhead for RAID-3D, metadata and other drive management activities? If it’s the same as past generation FlashArrays (~43%) wouldn’t that reduce their current total usable capacity (before data reduction) to about 104TB per FlashArray//X, using their currently shipping 9.1TB flash modules?As stated by Pure Storage, 1PB effective capacity requires 5:1 data reduction and the currently unavailable 18.3TB proprietary flash modules. As others in the industry have pointed out, this is very optimistic as it is generally not possible to achieve the 5:1 data reduction in a typical OLTP environment (a common Tier 1 use case).Dell EMC arrays leverage dual fully active and multi-controller architecturesDell EMC mid-range all-flash arrays offer a dual fully active controller architecture, which allows greater scalability while maintaining performance with a dual controller architecture.Dell EMC high-end all-flash arrays leverage a multi-controller architecture which allows all controllers to be active and shared at all times. This provides the ability to add controllers to scale performance and capacity as the environment grows.All of the Dell EMC all-flash arrays can scale to multiple petabytes while maintaining consistent performance.Mission Critical Availability Pure Storage is marketing their new FlashArray//X as being always-on and having six-nines availability before the first units have even been installed!   The calculation here is questionable at best. Dell EMC offers at least six-nines of availability with an architecture that has been proven over decades of use, in the world’s most demanding environments.Mission Critical Tier-1 Data ServicesFlashArray//X is lacking key data services:Insufficient Mission Critical Remote ReplicationNo current synchronous remote replication, which limits the recovery SLAs the array can offer – introducing risk of data loss in the event of a disaster at the main data center.We hear that synchronous replication is coming, but most customers will be very leery about using version 1 replication to protect their mission critical data.last_img read more

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Broome County Health Alert: Family Dollar employee tests positive for COVID-19

first_imgThe health department says if you visited this store during these times, please self-quarantine up to and including August 23rd or 24th respectively. They say the employee was there on August 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and August 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – According to the Broome County Health Department, an employee at a local Family Dollar store has tested positive for COVID-19. The health department says, the employee worked at the Family Dollar located at 412 Chenango Street in Binghamton. You can contact your healthcare provider if you develop symptoms.last_img read more

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Houston Open: Brandt Snedeker sets pace as Dustin Johnson struggles | Golf News

first_imgDustin Johnson struggled to an opening-round 72 at the Houston Open
Dustin Johnson struggled to an opening-round 72 at the Houston Open

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Speculating on Guildford

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India and Pakistan crack down on Muslim group emerging as COVID-19 cluster

first_img“It looks like social distancing and quarantine protocols were not practiced here,” the city administration said in a statement.”The administrators violated these conditions and several cases of corona-positive patients have been found … By this gross act of negligence, many lives have been endangered … This is nothing but a criminal act.”Tracing movements Authorities are trying to trace the movements of people who had gathered at the Tablighi centers in Delhi and Lahore and the people who were exposed to them.In Pakistan, the Lahore Tablighi center was sealed off and dozens of other preaching centers across the country were placed in quarantine after 143 Tablighi members tested positive and three died, officials said.Media said the cases included Tablighi members from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Saudi Arabia.Malaysia’s health ministry had told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur that it was investigating the presence of Malaysians at the Delhi center.India, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, is under lockdown until mid-April to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus, but tens of thousands of out-of-work migrants are fleeing to the countryside, undermining the restrictions.Musharraf Ali, an administrator of the Tablighi center in Delhi, said the group had been seeking help from police and the city authorities to deal with the large number who were unable to leave after the government announced a lockdown.”There was no option … but to accommodate the stranded visitors with prescribed medical precautions until such time as the situation becomes conducive for their movement or arrangements are made by the authorities,” Ali said.In Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told government officials that she might extend a 10-day lockdown due to end on April 4 for a few more days.Following is data on the spread of the coronavirus in South Asia’s eight countries, according to government figures:* Pakistan has registered 1,914 cases, including 20 deaths.* India has registered 1,251 cases, including 32 deaths.* Sri Lanka has registered 132 cases, including two deaths.* Afghanistan has registered 183 cases, including four deaths.* Bangladesh has registered 51 cases, including five deaths.* Maldives has registered 28 cases and no deaths.* Nepal has registered five cases and no deaths.* Bhutan has registered four cases and no deaths. Topics : India and Pakistan sealed off centers belonging to a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and began investigating how many coronavirus cases were linked to its activities.Tablighi Jamaat is a Deobandi Sunni Muslim missionary movement that preaches worldwide. Every year, tens of thousands attend its congregations in the Pakistani city of Lahore and other parts of South Asia.India has so far registered 32 deaths from 1,251 confirmed infections, and Pakistan 20 from 1,914.center_img The numbers are small compared with the United States, Italy or China but health officials say both countries have weak public health systems that could be overwhelmed by a surge in cases.New Delhi’s city administration has flagged a Muslim quarter where the 100-year-old group has a branch as a coronavirus hotspot after dozens of people tested positive for the virus there and at least seven died.Authorities said people kept visiting the center, in a five-story building in a neighborhood of narrow, winding lanes, from other parts of the country and abroad, and that it had preached sermons to large groups despite government orders on social distancing.Hundreds of people were crammed into the building until the weekend, when authorities began taking them out for testing. More buses arrived on Tuesday to take them away to quarantine centers in another part of the city.last_img read more

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Mauricio Pochettino does not want to be distracted by title talk

first_imgTottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has told his players not to waste their energy thinking about the title this season. Spurs are six points behind surprise leaders Leicester and have a kind schedule over Christmas, which starts at home to Newcastle on Sunday before matches against Southampton, Norwich and Watford. It means Pochettino’s side could begin the new year within touching distance of top spot and Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has claimed Tottenham would be title contenders were it not for their Europa League commitments. “I respect his opinion and I believe that we have a very strong squad and very good players,” Pochettino said. “After 14 games unbeaten we need to keep on the same level to win every game. “But it is too early to start to speak about winning the title. Achievements come at the end of the season. For me, it is too early. We need to keep working hard and show the same winning mentality. “This is the most important thing because if we start to speak about challenging for objectives at the end of the season then maybe we will be spending energy on things that are not important today. “We need to keep our feet on the ground, this is the most important thing.” Pochettino has maintained his faith in young players this season, with Dele Alli, Eric Dier and most recently Joshua Onomah, an 18-year-old academy graduate, all breaking into the first team. The squad’s energy and enthusiasm benefits Pochettino’s dynamic style of play but the Argentinian insists his experienced players have been just as important. “I hear a lot ‘because Pochettino has at Tottenham a very young squad it is easy for them to play the way they play because they spend a lot of energy’,” Pochettino said. Press Association “If the squad is young and doing well then all is good but if not people say you need more experienced players. “But the most important thing is that we believe in the way that we play, in our methods. The key is to work very hard in the training sessions. “Always in football the balance is the most important thing.” Dier sustained a knock in the win over Monaco on Thursday and was substituted before half-time but the midfielder will be fit in time to face the Magpies. Mousa Dembele and Clinton Njie have been ruled out , while Ryan Mason and Alex Pritchard are both unavailable with ankle injuries. Newcastle are 18th in the table but will arrive at White Hart Lane rejuvenated after last weekend’s shock 2-0 win over Liverpool. “We expect a very tough game against Newcastle, they had a great victory last week against Liverpool,” Pochettino added. “It is a very dangerous game for us. We need to be very focused and ready to have the same motivation, energy and quality that we showed against Monaco.” last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img— The missing father of Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up early Thursday at a ranger station at a Florida state park. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee (kih-SIH’-mee) Prairie Preserve State Park. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family. His son, cornerback Mackensie Alexander, was jailed Wednesday on a misdemeanor battery charge after deputies say he beat up a man who had last seen his father.— 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan called off practice after losing two more key players this week to injuries. Shanahan opted to hold a walkthrough instead of a full practice a day after a physical session with a roster with a number of players hurt.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OLSON OBITWildcats coach Lute Olson diesTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Longtime Arizona basketball coach and Hall of Famer Lute Olson has died, according to his family. Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock will miss the 2020 season following his second serious knee injury in two years. Blaylock, a part-time starter in 2019, was one of the team’s top returning receivers and return specialists.Georgia says Blaylock, a sophomore, hurt his left knee on Wednesday in a non-ontact drill. Blaylock will need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2021 season. In other college football news:— A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a jury to force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln contends, among other things, the players lost opportunities for development in football, will lose exposure for possible professional football opportunities and won’t be able to market themselves in order to eventually capitalize on name, image and likeness revenue opportunities. The Big Ten had no immediate comment.NFL-JAGUARS-CONLEY’S CHARGE TENNIS-US OPEN-DRAWOsaka-Gauff rematch could happen in US Open’s 3rd roundNEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 16-year-old Coco Gauff could face each other at the U.S. Open again. The tournament draw set up a possible third-round rematch. Other potential women’s quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova vs. No. 8 Petra Martic; No. 2 Sofia Kenin vs. No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka; and No. 3 Serena Williams vs. No. 7 Madison Keys.Only two of the top eight women in the WTA rankings entered the hard-court tournament. Among those missing are No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, and 20-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer are also among those absent in New York this year. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic did decide to play.The U.S. Open begins Monday. Jaguars’ Conley calls on NFL QBs to lead charge for changeJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on “figures who are the face of the league” to do more to help fight social injustice.The sixth-year pro made it clear Thursday he was talking about the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the ones who have the most influence in games, in locker rooms and in communities. Think Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson, for starters.Conley said those in the NFL “who are irreplaceable” need to step up, but he doesn’t see it happening. He says there are leaders in the league who are speaking up and willing to make a sacrifice.In other NFL news: August 27, 2020 Olson spent 24 seasons with the Wildcats, revitalizing a fan base in the desert while transforming a program that had been to the NCAA Tournament just three times in 79 years before he was hired in 1983.Arizona began a string of 25 straight NCAA Tournament appearances in Olson’s second season. The streak would have been the third-longest in NCAA history, but the 1999 and 2008 appearances were later vacated by the NCAA for impermissible benefits to players and recruiting violations. The Wildcats won the 1997 national championship under Olson with a team led by Mike Bibby, Jason Terry and Miles Simon. Olson’s Arizona teams reached the Final Four four times and lost the 2001 national title game to Duke.The cause of death wasn’t immediately released by his family.PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIP — Joc Pederson was the hitting star in the Dodgers’ 2-0, Game 2 victory, hitting a solo homer and scoring an insurance run on Will Smith’s double. Seven pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Los Angeles completed the sweep. The Dodgers won the nightcap despite collecting just three hits.— Cole Tucker singled home in the go-ahead run in extra innings and the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 4-3 in Game 1. The seven-inning game went to extras tied at one before the Bucs scored three times in the eighth, including an RBI single by Bryan Reynolds and an error by third baseman Brad Miller. Chad Kuhl delivered six innings of one-run ball for Pittsburgh.— The Pirates came away with a sweep as Erik Gonzalez and Adam Frazier provided RBI singles in a 2-0 decision over the Redbirds. Cody Ponce earned his first big league victory by pitching into the sixth inning of his first start, limiting St. Louis to five hits.— There was a thrilling end to San Diego’s 10-7, Game 1 win over the Mariners. Wil Myers hit a game-ending three-run homer with two outs in the Padres’ seven-run seventh. Manny Machado homered twice and had four RBIs, and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. hit his big league-leading 13th homer an estimated at 448 feet onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building. — Rookie José Marmolejos hit his first grand slam and Shed Long Jr. also connected in a six-run first that carried the Mariners to an 8-3 victory and a split of their twinbill with San Diego. Manny Machado also went deep for his third home run of the doubleheader. — Several NFL teams canceled practices. The Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team all decided to not take the field Thursday. — The tennis tours paused play Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.— Football practices were canceled at Boston College, Kentucky and South Florida in joint decisions made by coaches and players. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSNo. 4 Georgia loses WR Blaylock to season-ending knee injury Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEBoycotts highlight MLB scheduleUNDATED (AP) — It was a typical start to a major league game Thursday at Citi Field as players from the New York Mets and Miami Marlins stood in their dugouts for the national anthem. — The Reds knocked off the Brewers, 6-1 in Game 1 as Jesse Winker homered twice and prized prospect Jose Garcia singled in his first big league at-bat. Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray allowed four singles over five scoreless innings, striking out four and walking two. Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) accounted for Milwaukee’s run with a sixth-inning homer.— Eugenio (AY’-oo-HEH’-nee-oh) Suarez slammed a two-run homer and Wade Miley combined with two relievers on a one-hitter as Cincinnati blanked Milwaukee, 6-0 to complete a sweep. Winker and Kyle Farmer produced two hits and an RBI in the nightcap. Luis Urias singled off Miley in the third inning for the Brewers’ lone hit.MLB-BLUE JAYS-MARINERS TRADEMariners trade Walker to Blue Jays for player or cashSAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan (TY’-wahn) Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash. Players took their positions, then reserves and coaches filed out of both dugouts and stood silently for 42 seconds to honor Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in modern major league history. Both teams then returned to their clubhouses, leaving only a Black Lives Matter T-shirt at home plate.It was yet another MLB game to be boycotted following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last weekend.Oakland’s game at Texas was among six other major league contests that were postponed Thursday as teams boycott over racial injustice. Also postponed were Philadelphia at Washington, Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Minnesota at Detroit, Colorado at Arizona and Boston at the Blue Jays in Buffalo, New York. Without much apparent guidance from MLB, teams were left to make decisions for themselves.The only games being played Thursday are doubleheaders, three of which were makeup games following Wednesday boycotts:— Clayton Kershaw struck out four and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings Thursday, leading the Dodgers past the Giants, 7-0 in the opener. AJ Pollock belted a two-run homer and Dodgers star Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in his 824th game with his sixth-inning single. Austin Barnes doubled in two runs to highlight the Dodgers’ four-run fourth, when they also got RBI singles from Joc Pederson and Corey Seager. Matsuyama leads amid tough conditionsOLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama (maht-soo-YAH’-mah) birdied two of his last three holes for a 3-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Tyler Duncan through one round of the BMW Championship. Matsuyama carded one of only three rounds under par on a course that was long, tough, firm, fast and nothing like the last two weeks on the PGA Tour. Dustin Johnson opened with a 71 after winning The Northern Trust last week to move to No. 1 in the world. Tiger Woods finished with three straight bogeys for a 73. Woods needs to finish around fourth to have any hope of returning to East Lake next week in Atlanta to chase the $15 million bonus for the FedEx Cup winner. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league hoped to resume Friday or Saturday. President Donald Trump criticized the NBA’s action, telling reporters that the NBA has become like “a political organization.”The WNBA also called off its three games for a second night.In related developments:— The NHL postponed its Stanley Cup playoff games scheduled for Thursday and Friday in response to the Blake shooting. The decision was reached by the league and the NHL Players’ Association, and was made after members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance asked the NHL to postpone the playing of games. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane says the HDA strongly feels this sends a clear message that human rights take priority over sports. Update on the latest sports Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons. RACIAL INJUSTICE-SPORTS2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injusticeUNDATED (AP) — An unprecedented walkout over racial injustice has postponed a second day of the NBA playoffs. The NBA decided to postpone three more games Thursday to join the three that weren’t played Wednesday, when players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. The Milwaukee Bucks initiated the action in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. last_img read more

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