Creditors to Place STX Offshore under Court Receivership Again

first_imgSouth Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding is to be put under court receivership as its union failed to accept the company’s restructuring plan.The shipbuilder’s creditors, led by the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB), said that they would place the financially troubled company under court receivership “in principle”, according to Yonhap News Agency.The creditors previously intended to issue refund guarantees for new ships and keep the company afloat, provided that STX Offshore and its labor union agree on the restructuring measures that included a 75 percent reduction in workforce. The shipbuilder was given a deadline, which expired at midnight Monday.Although STX Offshore’s labor union, which earlier staged strike actions, managed to reach an agreement on a voluntary retirement program and other reductions in work benefits, it refused to agree on the workforce cuts.The cash-strapped shipbuilder previously filed for court receivership with the Seoul Central District Court on May 27, 2016.In mid-2017, the Seoul Bankruptcy Court decided to finalize the shipbuilder’s receivership process as STX made considerable progress in its economic recovery and managed to adhere to the debt payment schedule proposed under its previous rescue plan.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Battling Blues please Mourinho

first_imgJose Mourinho lauded the battling qualities of his Chelsea side after the Premier League leaders claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win at West Ham. Eden Hazard’s first-half header proved the difference as Chelsea followed their Capital One Cup win with a victory which ensured their five-point lead over Manchester City remained intact. It might have been different had the restored Thibaut Courtois not made a host of fine saves and Chelsea’s defence, shaky at times, not made some key blocks. “When good football is not enough, we fight, we suffer together, we cope with difficult moments,” Mourinho said. “It was not the best game to play after the final. The final is more than a game, because of tension, pressure and emotions. “Some periods we had to defend with everything. It’s a game where you easily can lose two points. “We had chances to kill the game. We were expecting that. “We didn’t and when you don’t do that against West Ham you are in permanent danger. Great victory for us.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce contested Hazard’s goal should not have stood. “I’ve looked at the goal and it was offside,” Allardyce said. “Kevin Nolan was offside at Old Trafford (in September) when we scored for 2-2. There was half an inch of his nose offside and they said that was offside. “There was about six inches of his (Hazard’s) body offside this time and they said it’s onside.” Mourinho dismissed Allardyce’s complaint. The Blues boss said: “Eden starts the action outside the box and he moves the ball, Fabregas, Oscar, pass to Ramires. I don’t think Ramires is offside and Eden coming from outside the box I don’t think is offside. But I didn’t see on television. Maybe Sam saw it. For me, no. “The only goal we scored is fantastic football. If Ramires scored that goal that he hit the post, it’s fantastic football. “If Willian scores the goal with an open goal it’s fantastic football.” Mourinho, who has been critical of match officials this season, praised referee Andre Marriner and his team after an action-packed contest. “This match must be a nightmare for a referee,” he said. ” For me Andre and his assistants had a good game.” Chelsea have one trophy this season and Mourinho hopes the quality of his side can deliver further success. “Now we are trying to build. We have one cup in the pocket. Let’s see what we can do,” he added. “What’s kept us top of the league since day one is the quality of our football. (But) sometimes we lose a little bit what brought us to this position.” The loss of quality is when players are injured or suspended. On Wednesday night Nemanja Matic was both. Matic was completing a two-match ban for his sending off against Burnley but would not have been fit to play after an injury in celebrating the League Cup win. He had changed from his club suit to full playing kit for the trophy presentation at Wembley before twisting an ankle, but the midfielder will be fit for next week’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Paris St Germain. “Matic is injured and he got an injury celebrating the cup,” Mourinho added. “It’s not a big injury, but if today he was not suspended, he wouldn’t play. “He twisted his ankle. On the pitch. He put on shinpads but he didn’t put the tape on. He will play against Paris. On Saturday, Sunday, he will train.” Allardyce, who lost defender Winston Reid to a hamstring injury, rued the fact his side’s run is now one win in 11 league games. “I thought that we gave a fantastic performance today,” he said. “We really wanted something out of the game. We got a great performance and we’ve got to take a lot of positives out of that. “Couldn’t have asked for any more entertainment, everybody, I don’t think. Terrific game of football. “Just we’re the wrong side of the result, sadly. Keep playing like that and we’ll start winning again.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cuadrado agent cools move talk

first_img The 27-year-old joined Chelsea in February from Fiorentina but made just four Premier League starts for the Blues. Cuadrado, who has four years left on his contract, is a reported target of Italian champions Juventus and Spanish side Valencia this summer but his agent has denied transfer speculation. Press Association “Much to my amazement, I read in some English and Italian newspapers about imaginary figures and agents associated with Cuadrado, so I think it is right to clarify the situation,” Cuadrado’s agent Alessandro Lucci said to Italian website www.tuttomercatoweb.com. “Cuadrado is a Chelsea player, who (Jose) Mourinho strongly wanted just over five months ago and the coach truly believes in him. “He has many admirers but I reiterate that Juan is a Chelsea player. “I, as his agent and intermediary, will decide with Juan his future, nobody else will.” Cuadrado, who last month competed at the Copa America in Chile with his national team, will be hoping to earn more regular playing time in his first full season with the Premier League champions. The South American came off the bench eight times in 12 Premier League appearances and has yet to score since moving to England in a £23.3 million transfer from Italian side Fiorentina. center_img Juan Cuadrado’s agent insists his client is set to remain at Chelsea next season despite speculation linking the Colombian winger with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer. last_img read more

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National Ladies continue dominant streak in GTT Indoor hockey

first_imgTHE National Ladies, with 14 goals, chalked up their fourth straight win Thursday evening against the Bingo Spartans in the GTT National indoor championships.Pizza Hut GCC sailed into the Ladies final with an easy win over iNet Lynx.The Pepsi Hikers pulled ahead of Saints in the men’s first division to set up a challenge with Old Fort Titans for a spot in the final while Old Fort Warriors seem destined for a final spot in the men’s second division, with an easy victory over Saints.Despite some high quality men’s and women’s open division hockey, it was the veterans, who produced the most entertaining match of the evening, as GCC Vintage took on Antonio’s Grill Hickers.Despite GCC being the favourites in the match based on earlier performances, Hickers midfielder Devin Munroe seemed determined to create another Bourda washout.With the Hickers earning a penalty stroke in the 12th minute of a scoreless game thus far, Munroe converted the first of his three goals for the Hickers.Vintage striker Philip Fernandes drew the scores level at 1-1 just one minute later with a rebound after a fine save by Azad DeAbreu in the Hickers goal.The match continued this trend as Munroe put his team up twice, with GCC levelling the score right after, through Patrick Edghill and a Dwayne Scott penalty corner.The game ended at a 3-3 stalemate robbing both teams of bragging rights.The National Ladies continued their predictable dominance of the women’s division, with a fine display of scoring.Taking the court against newcomers Bingo Spartans, the National Ladies amassed a team record 14 goals for the easy victory.The brave Spartans can boast, however, of being the first Ladies team to breach the National defences, with two goals to their name from Abosaide Cadogan and Kirsten Gomes.The end of the game met a score line of 14-2 in favour of the National Ladies.Pizza Hut GCC brushed aside iNet Lynx in the other Ladies clash with Sonia Jardine being the player on fire for GCC.Jardine was the lone player to score in the first half of the match, with a hat-trick through two penalty corners, and a field goal.Sandy Roopnarine and Dominique DeGroot continued the trend for the Pizza lovers to end, with a 5-0 victory.The Pepsi Hikers finally got in the winners’ column when they faced Saints in their men’s first division fixture.Shane Samuels was the hero for the Hikers, scoring all five goals in their 5-3 victory. Young Parmanad Dindial almost matched Samuels’ feat, but fell short by two in his hat-trick for Saints.The National Greens had a bit of a scare against Bounty GCC in their men’s first division clash as the Bourda boys finished within one in the final score of 5-4 for the Greens.The GCC Pitbulls drew with Saint Stanislaus College 2-2 in their men’s second division clash while the Old Fort Warriors climbed to the top of the men’s second division table, with a 4-0 beating of Saints.With the National teams being ineligible for the final, the Old Fort Titans and Bounty GCC topped the men’s first division pool with four points each.Pizza Hut GCC stand way ahead of the rest, with nine points in the women’s pool.Old Fort Warriors top the men’s pool so far, with the GCC Pitbulls and Saint Stanislaus College tied for second and GCC Vintage lead the veterans’ pool.last_img read more

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Rice sets strong example

first_imgScott Rice may not be the most vocal member of the Wisconsin men’s swimming team, but the junior’s ability to lead by example has helped guide the Badgers to a 3-0 start to the season.”To our team, Scott brings the ability to be good at just about anything he wants to be good at,” head coach Eric Hansen said. “And not a lot of people have the ability to do that.”Rice, a junior originally from Des Moines, Wash., comes from a long line of athletes. “I got into swimming because my whole family swam,” Rice said. “I am the seventh of eight children in my family, and we were all very athletic.”Rice’s development as a great swimmer began at a young age and has continued into his collegiate career. As a state champion in high school Scott earned many honors, including the 2005 Washington Swimmer of the Year.For Wisconsin, Rice is one of the team’s top competitors in the individual medley and butterfly, but has been very versatile in the water for the Badgers.”Scott sets an example to the rest of the team by always being a guy you can count on to give it his all at each meet,” senior captain Brett Koerten said. “It doesn’t matter what events the coaches put him in, he will give it his best effort and more than likely be competing for the win.”In helping Wisconsin win its first three meets, Rice is off to his best start as a Badger. He has already seen early success in winning the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard IM against UW-Milwaukee, the 100-yard butterfly against Iowa and finishing first in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly against UW-Green Bay.”The whole start of my season is a pretty good accomplishment because I never have been quite this fast my first few meets of my other seasons,” Rice said.Rice has not gone unrecognized for his early season efforts. He was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after the team’s first meet at Green Bay in October.”I think it is a great honor for Scott to be named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week,” Koerten said. “Over the past couple of years, he has established himself as one of the top swimmers in the conference. It is great to see him get the recognition he deserves.”While individual honors are nice for the team to have, it is really the NCAA Championships at the end of the season that matters most to Rice, his coaches and his teammates.”I think Scott knows he’s capable of a whole lot, and I think the expectations that he puts out there are very high this year, so it’s nice for him to be recognized,” Hansen said. “But all in all, the main thing is going to be what we can do at the end of the year.”As the undefeated Badgers get ready to travel to Arizona this weekend and look ahead to Big Ten competition down the road, they will have to keep the poise and determination that has gotten them off to a fast start.As for Rice, he will need to continue to lead his teammates by example and assume any role the team needs.”I think that I am helping to lead the team with the other upperclassmen by the way that I train and compete,” Rice said. “Most of the new people on the team have never competed at this level before, and I just try to show them that it is no different than any other meet.”last_img read more

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Celebrities continue to cash in as authors

first_imgMost people know Bethenny Frankel as the Bravo reality star who never shies away from a catfight on The Real Housewives of New York. She even televised her wedding to Jason Hoppy on Bethenny Ever After. Many more are familiar with her wide variety of SkinnyGirl cocktails, which sold for more than $100 million last year.One thing not usually associated with the wise but vulnerable Frankel is a writing habit, but the 41-year-old is a successful author. Her three books, Naturally Thin, The SkinnyGirl Dish and A Place of Yes, have all been on The New York Times Best-Seller List for as long as 18 weeks.This weekend, Frankel will join talk show hosts, reality stars and actors to discuss their latest literary endeavors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.In a period when the publishing business is in near-constant flux, there seem to be only two certainties in the ever-shifting industry: Hollywood’s rich and famous love writing books in every genre, and consumers can’t stop reading them.Need a book to read to your children before bedtime? Mary Poppins herself, The Sound of Music actress Julie Andrews, has just released a short story called The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl, which Andrews will read Sunday.Molly Shannon, the same woman who played Catholic school student Mary Katherine Gallagher on Saturday Night Live, has chosen to write for children with her book Tilly the Trickster, which she will also read Saturday.Other celebrities are taking advantage of their role in pop culture to sell books.Known for her judging skills on Top Chef, Gail Simmons has chosen to step out of the kitchen to write her memoir Talking With My Mouth Full.Tori Spelling thinks she can advise you on hosting parties with her fifth book CelebraTORI: Unleashing Your Inner Party Planner to Entertain Friends and Family.And, Cheryl Burke wants to share her story on how Dancing With The Stars changed her life with her memoir Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life.Some might argue that many of these authors should stick to their day job and don’t deserve to have their name appear on the cover of a book, an achievement that can take years — if it happens at all — for smaller-name writers to reach. In addition, all these books will likely receive prime locations at your favorite bookstore while lesser-known authors will be pushed aside.The reality is that most celebrities have an established brand as well as a platform — a reality show or magazine coverage, for instance — to reach potential readers that other authors don’t have. Celebrity-penned books tend to create buzz and, as a result, sell.Fans fell in love with Frankel’s life story beginning with The Real Housewives. An unmarried woman struggling to pay rent and barely communicating with her family became a business success overnight, found love and started a family with the birth of her baby girl, Bryn. The star opened up to the cameras, and her story resonated with many viewers. As a result, fans wanted more; they got it with her books.Through Facebook, Twitter and talk shows, Frankel has been able to reach even more consumers and sell hundreds of thousands of books. The same fan base that made her first three books best-sellers will also likely be curious to read her new novel SkinnyDipping.Frankel isn’t the only star to find success through writing. Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Chelsea Handler, Betty White and Steven Tyler have all written best-selling books that give readers a fresh perspective on their favorite celebrity.Not every celebrity with authorial aspirations, however, has met with success. Jersey Shore stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino experienced meager sales along with Real Housewives Jill Zarin and NeNe Leakes.Releases from mother of eight Kate Gosselin and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg also failed to garner significant attention from readers.In a 24/7 celebrity gossip culture however, fans feel a stronger connection to their favorite celebrities than ever before. Between an entertaining morning interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on Today, to an exclusive book excerpt in People Magazine, to an in-person signing event at the Grove, it has never been easier for celebrities to share their projects with the masses. For consumers, connecting and communicating with the authors isn’t too difficult either — particularly in urban centers like Los Angeles.Just wait until this summer. Andy Cohen, Ryan O’Neal, Billy Bob Thorton and Joan Rivers all have planned to release new titles, just in time to be carried along as beach reading. You can count on most — if not all — of these stars to add “best-selling author” to their résumé in no time at all.last_img read more

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Students study Google Glass’ effect on education

first_imgThree USC students are developing a weekly web series dubbed “Glass in the Class,” which aims to study the effect of Google Glass on education and show how new technology can improve or detract from learning.Google Glass are wearable computer-like eyeglasses with a heads-up display. The smart headpiece will be released to consumers in 2014, and the students hope to show universities everywhere what its effects might be.Michael Cherin, a senior majoring in communication and a spokesperson for the project, said the idea for the web series came out of an assignment in one of Cherin’s communication classes, where he had to speak about a new technology that would change the way people live.“I decided to do [my presentation] on Google Glass,” Cherin said. “It’s something new, something different that no one really knows much about.”His focus for the assignment was on Google Glass’ effect in an educational setting. In his research, he said he noticed no one had really tested this innovation in a classroom environment.“What’s it going to be like in the classroom, are teachers going to accept it? Is it going to benefit, or will teachers see it as a negative effect on learning?” Cherin said. “All these questions I know people are going to want answered, and I wanted to find a way to do it and kind of be the first ones to pioneer in this field.”The web series will center on the students’ experiences of testing Google Glass in the classroom.“If I went through one of my communication classes, for example, and I realized [Google Glass] is kind of deterring me from learning and it’s not helping me in that particular situation, whether it’s taking notes or giving a speech in class, the episode would be based around that,” Cherin said.Cherin noted that, rather than reading a study from a journal, the web series will reach out to people on a personal level.“You get to see our faces, you get to see the work we’re going through. As a viewer you can connect with us, which is really a good thing,” he said.So far, three professors from the communication department have agreed to allow the students to test out Google Glass in their classrooms.Cherin and his team are financing the project through the use of the popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter. On its page, the project is touted as “the first research study about Google Glass and it’s benefits in an educational setting.”They hope to raise $1,100 by Dec. 27, which Cherin states will go toward the first year of production and the cost of conducting studies.Students on campus had mixed reactions toward the implementation of Google Glass in the classroom.Alziz Abdulaziz, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said he saw it as being a potential distraction in a learning environment.“From what I know, I think it would hurt the classroom as it’s more of a distraction than an actual asset,” Abdulaziz said.Kevin Matre, a senior majoring in film and television production, believes that it could be useful, but also could infringe on privacy. “I think that it could be really beneficial to help students take notes and keep up with what’s happening in their class, but I think a downside of that is students’ privacy,” Matre said.Not all students, however, saw the new technology as harmful. Patrick Fritz, a sophomore majoring in film and television production, is excited for the integration.“I think it would have both [positive and negative effects,] but generally positive,” Fritz said. “I like it when technology is integrated into the classroom and I think it could do a lot of good.”Cherin said his team’s ultimate goal with “Glass in the Class” is to clear up any confusion toward the possible effects of Google Glass in an educational setting.“Before it even happens, we don’t want anyone to have to deal with getting kicked out of class for using Google Glass or anything,” Cherin said. “We want a university-wide position of, ‘We’re going to accept it, or we’re not.’” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

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GamCare looks to invest in computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

first_img Submit StumbleUpon GambleAware data finds stigma to be key barrier to treatment for women July 16, 2020 National problem gambling support charity, GamCare, has released an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the provision of computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) software, tailored to those requiring the support services offered by GamCare.The charity’s face-to-face, online and telephone treatment services, which come in addition to the National Gambling HelpLine and NetLine, are largely focused upon CBT practices. The new software will eventually be integrated into GamCare’s support network, which already comprises of advice, information and self-help resources. Anna Hemmings, Chief Executive Officer at GamCare, commented: “Offering our service users a range of effective and flexible treatment options, including digital interventions to suit them, will mean that we are able to reach more people affected by problem gambling.”The industry charity is currently seeking to offer a new range of end-to-end digital interventions, which are intended to enhance the existing provisions in place, as well as helping GamCare’s services become more readily available to those affected by problem gambling.The new services will include new provisions being put in place which will offer digital screening for problem gambling using a validated screening tool such as PGSI; an option of brief intervention modules of up to 15 minutes which will be recommended based on the outcome of screening, and which can also be used as standalone modules by GamCare’s Frontline Service Advisers.Users will also be able to access a provision of cCbt for a maximum of ten sessions, all of which last between 20 minutes and one hour. Data and analytics collected by GamCare will be used by the charity to monitor individual behaviours, progress, attrition and outcomes – as well as tailoring follow-up programmes for all participants. For more information on the tender, click here. Share GambleAware forms ‘Lived Experience Group’ supporting treatment research July 23, 2020 Share UKGC launches public awareness campaign on gambling controls, rights and safeguards August 3, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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Cody Bellinger’s late-season struggles continue as Dodgers drop Game 2 of NLDS

first_imgIn four plate appearances Friday, Bellinger saw 14 pitches. Ten were clocked at 95 mph or faster; the others were all hard changeups and darting curveballs from Strasburg. That was a marked difference from Game 1. The Nationals threw Bellinger 19 pitches on Thursday, and all clocked in at 95 mph or less.Different approaches, same result.“You’re used to that though, as a baseball player,” Bellinger said of the adjustment from Game 1 to Game 2. “I wouldn’t say that was the reason.”Bellinger did not record his first hit of the 2018 playoffs until the seventh inning of Game 2 of the NLCS. By then, he’d been relegated from everyday starter to platoon player. He finished the series well, even clubbing a home run against Jhoulys Chacin in the decisive seventh game. But in the World Series, Bellinger played 39 of a possible 54 innings against the Boston Red Sox. He had one hit and six strikeouts in 16 at-bats in that series and has two hits in his last 30 postseason at-bats.Game 3 of the NLDS is Sunday in Washington, D.C. Things could get worse for Bellinger before they get better: he’s 1 for 11 with seven strikeouts in his career against Max Scherzer, the Nationals’ probable starter. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t until his 200th plate appearance of the season that Cody Bellinger’s batting average dipped below .400 for good. That was back on May 21, his reputation as the front-runner for the National League MVP award already etched in permanent marker.It’s been a long time since that Cody Bellinger was seen in these parts. Chants of “M-V-P” still echoed around Dodger Stadium during Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Friday, but the best version of Bellinger has yet to arrive.Two games into the postseason, Bellinger is 0 for 6 with four strikeouts. Batting cleanup on Friday, he went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and failed to come through in the clutch.With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and Justin Turner on second base, Bellinger hit a weak pop-up to shallow left field. Anthony Rendon went into a tumble to secure the baseball, and the Nationals’ lead was preserved. The 4-2 score became final when Daniel Hudson walked the bases loaded, then struck out Corey Seager to end the game. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “So I think that right now for Cody, I think he’s seeing the baseball well. For me, it’s too small of a sample.”Bellinger agreed. Strasburg’s fastball, combined with a changeup that combined 90-mph velocity with “crazy movement,” kept the Dodgers without a baserunner until the fifth inning, and without a run until the sixth.Related Articlescenter_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “I knew what he had,” Bellinger said of Hudson, who pitched 40 games for the Dodgers last season. “He gave me a good pitch to hit. I just missed it.”Bellinger isn’t alone in his struggles – A.J. Pollock is also looking for his first October hit, and the Dodgers have struck out in 29 of their first 63 at-bats – but their best hitter is prolonging a downward trend.Bellinger’s 1.035 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) ranked second in the National League to Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich during the regular season. The two are expected to finish atop the MVP race when balloting is revealed in November. Yet within that gaudy stat, Bellinger’s OPS dropped every month: 1.397 in March and April; .998 in May; .967 in June; .952 in July; .918 in August; .891 in September.No Dodger played more games this season than Bellinger’s 156. Fatigue would provide a convenient explanation for his flagging performance.“I don’t think fatigue’s a part of it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I think he’s in a really good place, the way his body’s moving. You’re looking at two games, where (Thursday) night’s game, I thought he took really good at-bats and had two good walks, and obviously punched twice. (Friday) I just think (Nationals starter Stephen) Strasburg, he was good against everybody. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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MLB wrap: Pete Alonso hits first career home run in Mets’ win over Marlins

first_imgPete Alonso can check this off his list. The Mets first baseman hit his first career home run Monday against the Marlins, and he absolutely crushed it. The 444-foot homer was the last of New York’s runs in its 7-3 victory over Miami.  .@Pete_Alonso20’s first big league homer was a BOMB. #Crushed pic.twitter.com/pg9Ae3xrSp— MLB (@MLB) April 2, 2019The two teams traded scores until the seventh inning. The Marlins were the first on the board with a Starlin Castro two-run home run in the opening frame. The Mets answered in the second and fourth innings and Miami plated another in the sixth to take a 3-2 lead. But, that would stop the Marlins scoring and New York took over from there.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNBefore Alonso’s final blast, Juan Lagares hit a game-tying home run and Amed Rosario added an RBI in the ninth.Jeurys Familia was awarded the win and Drew Steckenrider took the loss.Castro was the only player to score for Miami.Studs of the NightKevin Kiermaier went 2 for 3 with a run scored and four RBIs in the Rays’ 7-1 win over the Rockies. The Braves bullpen threw five innings of scoreless relief in their 8-0 victory over the Cubs. It was Atlanta’s first win of the season.Duds of the NightThe Rockies strung together six hits and only one run against the Rays. Three batters were 0 for 4 at the plate — Trevor Story, Ryan McMahon and Ian Desmond — and three more were 0 for 3.Pirates reliever Richard Rodriguez allowed two hits and three runs (two earned) without recording an out in his team’s 6-5 extra innings loss to the Cardinals. HighlightsAstros outfielder George Springer accomplished a career first after sending a leadoff home run over the left-field wall. Springer started Houston’s scoring in the first and it went on to beat the Rangers, 2-1. Congrats to George Springer on his first career leadoff homer! pic.twitter.com/0E5KLpVyMc— MLB (@MLB) April 2, 2019Aaron Judge stretched out for this impressive catch during the Yankees-Tigers matchup. New York won, 3-1..@TheJudge44 calls for an extension. pic.twitter.com/mGaJWDdWvw— MLB (@MLB) April 2, 2019What’s Next?Phillies (3-0) at Nationals (1-2), 7:05 p.m. ET — Tuesday will mark the first of 19 matchups between the Phillies and Nationals. It also marks the first time Bryce Harper will return to Washington D.C. after he signed with Philadelphia as a free agent this offseason. There are a lot of storylines in this game. How will the fans react? Will Harper help the Phillies keep their perfect record intact? How will Nationals ace Max Scherzer do against his former teammate?last_img read more

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