Brandon Crawford details knee injury, second half struggles

first_imgSAN DIEGO–It hasn’t quite fit the best of times and the worst of times narrative Charles Dickens authored, but Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford knows his 2018 season is a tale of two halves.No shortstop in the National League dominated quite like Crawford during the first half, as he emerged as one of the hottest hitters in baseball en route to his first career All-Star Game starting nod.Since the second half began, no Giants regular has endured such a prolonged slump, as Crawford has played …last_img read more

Missed opportunities doom Giants in loss to Diamondbacks

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SAN FRANCISCO — Ron Wotus’ hand was up well before Abiatal Avelino touched third base, but it didn’t seem to matter.Despite a late jump, Avelino ran right through the stop sign of the Giants’ third base coach with one out in the sixth inning and headed for home after Brandon Crawford had singled to right field.Avelino was easily tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly after an accurate throw from …last_img read more

And Now… A Geocaching Limerick Contest

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeoKu – Geocaching Haiku ContestApril 6, 2012In “Community”Congratulations PodCacher on 600 episodes!August 28, 2017In “Community”Behind the Scenes of the PodCacher PodcastApril 3, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos” It’s not often you’re able to combine your love of prose and geocaching… until now. And really how do you express your love for geocaching? Do you pour your creativity into an awesomely crafted hide? Are you the first one out the door in the race to be first to find? Do you spend hours crafting a blog post about your latest geocaching adventures? How about poetry? That’s right – geocaching poetry!Geocaching HQ staff will be judging the lyrical stylings of the PodCacher Podcast Limerick Contest. You have until April 11 to enter for a chance to win geocaching gear provided by Shop Geocaching. There’s a few things you need to know. Ready for a limerick that explains it all (almost)?To win a cool coin that is slickyou’ll need to know this little trickAll you need to beginwith a good chance to winis write up the best limerickThe Geocaching Limerick Contest is sponsored by the PodCacher podcast. Here are some important guidelines. Your limerick must have a geocaching-related theme and it must be family friendly! It must follow the standard Limerick format (3 long and 2 short lines rhyming aabba)A geocaching Limerick might look something like this:An urban family went cachingTo locate what ranchers were stashing;They disturbed many cricketsAnd found a few trinketsThough the steers kept them constantly dashing.And here’s a non-geocaching example:Writing a Limerick’s absurd,Line one and line five rhyme in word,And just as you’ve reckonedThey rhyme with the second;The fourth line must rhyme with the third.Interested in competing? Check out the contest and details. The winner will be selected by a panel from Geocaching HQ. You have until Friday, April 11 to enter. Good luck! Listen to the PodCacher Podcast for the winner announcement!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

The Very Best Time to Prospect

first_imgWhen I first started selling, I had no existing clients and no other responsibility. I made cold calls out of the phone book, more specifically, the business section of the white pages. I dialed from 8:00 AM until Noon, went to lunch with people on my team, and returned to the office to make calls from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. I made calls all day, every day, minus the time I spent at meetings booked as a result of my prospecting effort.On Mondays, I would call the stack of index cards I used to keep track of the known prospects in my territory. I would flip through every card each Monday, jotting the date and result on the back of the index card. After getting through that stack, it was back to the phone book, or the list of prospects I built as I drove through the area where I had booked a meeting. It was my practice to walk into the two doors next to the prospect’s building, as well as the one across the street. I also walked into any building with many cars in the parking lot, as that was a sign they employed a lot of people.I loved Mondays, and I always asked for time on Thursday. I believed that Thursday was late enough into the week that someone receiving a request for a meeting later in the week would possess a greater willingness to meet, even if I had no evidence to prove my superstition.Some people believe Monday is a terrible day to prospect, as people are just getting back to work and are dealing with an overflowing inbox and a list of tasks that need their attention. Others believe Monday means business, preferring to book their meetings as early in the week as possible.Others believe that Tuesdays are better than any other day, and I have seen the research that suggests this is the most effective time to make calls. I have seen conflicting research that insists that Thursday is the best days to ask for a meeting, with the highest percentages of positive outcomes occurring early and late on that day.The truth about the best time to prospect is something like the Chinese saying that “If you want shade, the best time to plant a tree was 100 years ago. The second best time is now.”The best time to prospect was days, weeks, months, and years ago, the result not being easily obtained without consistent effort and outreach over time. The second best time to prospect is now. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Fierce Tigresses

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the past four seasons, La Salle’s mighty volleyball program had never been handed back-to-back defeats in UAAP women’s volleyball competitions.Then the Tigresses of Santo Tomas, their tresses in a bun to honor an injured teammate, showed up with uncanny fierceness to throw Season 81’s balance of power in disarray.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Lady Tamaraws tabbed their third win after rookie Lycah Ebon scored 21 points and FEU endured University of the East’s gritty comebacks for a 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9 triumph.Ebon, one of the most promising rookies this season, scored the winning point for the Lady Tamaraws who sent the Lady Warriors to their second defeat in a 1-4 card.La Salle came into the match nursing a five-set defeat from UP. And traditionally, the Lady Spikers raise their swag coming out of defeats. Instead, it was UST that came out with a display of dominance, scoring its first straight-sets victory over La Salle in three years.Dimdim Pacres also stepped up for the Tigresses, who seemed never to run out of heroes during the match.“I’m glad that we have each other’s back out there on the court,” said UST coach Kungfu Reyes in Filipino. “We were sensitive not to commit simple errors and we communicated well inside the court.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Azkals begin quest for World Cup berth in Bangkok MOST READ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy The Tigresses, hardly missing the firepower provided by an absent Milena Alessandrini, destroyed the reigning three-time champions Lady Spikers, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, Wednesday night at FilOil Flying V Center.Rookie Eya Laure stepped up in Alessandrini’s absence, heeding the call from star spiker Sisi Rondina for everyone to rally hard after a painful loss to Far Eastern U recently. Laure pumped in 15 points to spark the Tigresses.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAlessandrini is expected to miss at least two more games due to a knee injury incurred in that loss to the Lady Tamaraws last weekend.UST thus hauled La Salle into a three-way tie with FEU—behind idle leaders University of the Philippines and Ateneo (3-1). Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, after a lethargic start, the Lady Warriors came back to life, burying the Lady Tamaraws in attacks in the second set, 16-8, that seemed to turn things around for them.But FEU relied on Ebon, who scored three of her points in the Lady Tamaraws’ five-point windup in the third set to take a two sets to one lead.But just as the Tamaraws were trying to wrap things up, ahead by 19-16 in the fourth, the Lady Warriors launched their own blitz to steal the frame and force a five-setter.last_img read more

Gerardo hoping to upset Juve in final group game

first_imgYoung Boys Coach Gerardo Seoane feels his side can upset Juventus in their final group game but admits they are “happy to face” Cristiano RonaldoJuve will win their Champions League group if they beat the Swiss champions tomorrow, with the hosts already eliminated.“The Champions League has the best teams,” Seoane said in his pre-match Press conference via Football Italia.“And a good day for Young Boys and with an opponent not at their best, we can get at least a point.“We’ve made progress [since the first game], against Valencia and Manchester United we played better and more attacking football.Europa League draw groups G and H George Patchias – August 30, 2019 Europa League groups G and H are a who is who of previous winners.UEFA.com confirmed that Europa League group G consists of, Porto, Young…“The Champions League is harder, the players are more difficult to make. You don’t often face players of the quality of [Paulo] Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Young Boys certainly lack experience compared to Juve.“I think Juventus will face this match to their full potential, and I don’t expect any gifts in that sense.“Ronaldo? Containing great champions like him is very difficult, sometimes impossible.“But if three people mark Ronaldo that leaves the others alone, so we need to defend collectively.“It’ll be difficult, but we’re happy to face him.”last_img read more

Delph Man City remain focused on themselves

first_imgManchester City midfielder Fabian Delph insists they are not worrying over Liverpool, despite falling four points behind in the Premier League title racePep Guardiola’s side were handed a shock 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday to lose ground to their rivals.Although City will have the chance to make up for the loss when they host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on January 3.But Delph, who captained City for the day, insists they are only taking things one game at a time.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Obviously the result is a setback. We have lost but we are only looking at ourselves game to game,” Delph told the club website.“We had a few chances which we have put away in the past, but fair play to Crystal Palace – they were stubborn and organised.“It’s hard to analyse and we will go back to the drawing board and look at it. We started slowly and the ball wasn’t zipping about.”City will next take on Leicester City on Boxing Day.last_img read more