Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I can see that all of you have great talents. I salute you. But this time, forget your last name, just think of the word Pilipinas,” Jaworski, who was part of the 1968 PH team that competed in the Olympics and 1974 in the World Championship, said addressing the Gilas team. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Philippine basketball legends Rafael Hechanova, Ed Roque, Antonio Genato, Marte Samson, Jimmy Mariano, Turo Valenzona and Manny Paner also showed their support to Gilas Pilipinas.Chito Loyzaga, a member of the PH team that competed in the 1990 Asian Games, and Dickie Bachmann were also part of the simple yet momentous gathering as they represented their late great fathers Carlos and Kurt, respectively.Gilas begins its campaign in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers against Kazakhstan on Friday.READ: Returning June Mar Fajardo, LA Tenorio lead Gilas Final 12 vs KazakhstanJune Mar Fajardo, Stanley Pringle and the returning LA Tenorio will lead a Philippine team composed of the country’s cream of the crop.Ginebra connection. The Living Legend himself Sonny Jaworski giving Greg Slaughter some words of wisdom. pic.twitter.com/May5b4CYyv— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) November 28, 2018But Jaworski reminded the team that it’s not just about talent.“You have to focus, work as a team and look forward to bringing back the glory days where we made the World Cup, we made the Olympics. We can do it.” It was national team coach Yeng Guiao’s initiative to invite Jaworski and the rest of the Filipino basketball heroes to be the highlight of the sendoff and it turned out the way how he had imagined it to be.READ: Yeng at heart: Guiao opens up on Gilas, Congress“It’s a really good sendoff for our national team to be sent off by our legends the people who started it all. They’re here to send us off, to give us their wisdom, to give us some encouragement and to me, just their mere presence here gives us all of that,” Guiao said.“This is really the past, present and future and they’re all in this room right now. To me, it’s really a very symbolic occasion,” he added. “We would like to recognize all the efforts of the past national teams and we know we will not be here if not for our trailblazers who paved the way for us to be here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jaworski to Gilas players: “I can see that all of you have great talents. Saludo ako sa inyo. But this time, forget your last name just think of the word Pilipinas. Kapag nag-represent kayo sa Pilipinas that would be the legacy that you will leave behind.” pic.twitter.com/KsCufHri4x— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) November 28, 2018Robert Jaworksi cemented a lasting legacy in Philippine basketball and it’s also the kind of contribution he wants the current and future generations of Filipino basketball stars to build.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJaworski, the Filipino basketball icon, along with his fellow Philippine basketball greats from the 1950s to 1970s, imparted words of wisdom and shared their invaluable experience to Gilas Pilipinas players during the team’s sendoff lunch.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Gilas Pilipinas preparing for the worst against Kazakhstan “That’s what’s really important. Wherever you may have played it will be forgotten but representing the Philippines is the legacy that you will leave behind.”From a Ginebra legend to another. pic.twitter.com/i6IRQeIqny— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) November 28, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title UP heads to first UAAP finals stint in 32 years, knocks out Adamson After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
Dr. Fred van der Kraaij, a national of the Netherlands and a Liberianist, has written an amazing book, a mélange of memoir, history and fact sheet. In Liberia: van vrijheidsideaal naar verloren paradijs (Liberia: From the Ideal of Freedom to Lost Paradise) was published by the Africa Studies Centre (ASC), Leiden. Fred van der Kraaij takes the reader on a journey full of intrigues, while revealing mind-boggling information about crucial developments in the life of a nation at odds with itself. Liberia: Van Vrijheidsideaal Naar Verloren Paradijs is the story of a country that was regarded as the ideal of freedom but turned into everything from a theater of brutal civil wars, to failed state, to a state struggling to survive.Van der Kraaij takes the readers on a pilgrimage to a lost paradise that was founded by black settlers from America. In the first chapter, ‘The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here,’ the Dutch author explains how and why he and his wife moved from the Netherlands to Liberia, ‘the Land of Liberty’. In this same phase of the memoir, the author masterfully narrates what motivated the first American colonists to settle in what is now Liberia, in 1821, and how they did it. The narrative of Van der Kraaij‘s own settlement in Liberia also coincides with that of the American Colonization Society settling on that land. The difficulties he faced getting things done there, also share pages with adventures of the challenges faced by the colonists – ex-slaves and free-born blacks – when confronting the tribal people they met on that land, after making that voyage across the Atlantic, ‘back to Africa’.Before the author could even begin the task for which he went to Liberia, it was overwhelmingly evident to him that tension brewed between groups of Liberians : the ‘Americo-Liberians’ and the ‘Congo people’ on one hand, and the indigenous people on the other. He would later on begin giving pieces of advice to Liberian government officials, one of which, if heeded to, could have saved the Republic from what is known as the ‘Rice Riots,’ in 1979. What astonishes me the most is the devastating verdict against the Tolbert regime by his Minister For Planning and Economic Affairs, David Franklin Neal, when he spoke with the author : “During one of our conversations at the home of Romeo Horton, the dean of Business College and my “boss”, Minister Neal confided to me that he was working for the wrong regime, corrupt, elitist, but that he had no other choice and that under those circumstances was trying to make the best of it” (p.51). This book traces stunning inside details about events leading to the 1980 overthrow of President William R. Tolbert, Jr., including an alleged US involvement in a plot to get rid of the Liberian president. The writer throws light on the lifestyle of the Americo-Liberian bourgeois ruling class and the anxiety of young political activists and leaders of pressure groups such as the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA) and the People’s Progressive Party) PPP. His remarkable sense of storytelling draws the reader to the scene when he vividly unfolds his experiences during the period immediately after the 1980 coup d’état. This is not surprising for a book written by an economist and historian who has lived in Liberia, worked there, and taught there, while rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of Liberian political life, past and present. This is what you get from a man who replaced Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh as lecturer at the University of Liberia; a University of Liberia colleague of Dr. Amos Sawyer, a former advisor to the then Deputy Minister of Finance, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and a friend and confidante of veteran journalist Tom Kamara. Part two, ‘Paradise Lost’, provides astonishing analyses of major incidents from 1980 to1990. The author points out how a young soldier of tribal background – Master-Sergeant Samuel Doe – seemingly redeems the ‘natives’ by overthrowing a government which was dominated by ‘Americo-Liberians’ and ‘Congo people’. It didn’t take long before the new leader started to eliminate other members of the junta, thus leading to further division in the country and eventually to a civil war in 1989. It didn’t take long either for Liberians to realize that rampant corruption and misrule were also trademarks of the leaders who succeeded the Tolbert regime.The last part of the book is like a fact sheet on Liberia. It illustrates how rich this West African country is and how it is being managed politically and economically. Van der Kraaij painfully points out the contrast between the abundance of wealth in the country and the poverty of the vast majority of the population. Very informative and beautiful maps enhance his text. After reading this 143-page book, the reader may be tempted to conclude that the title ‘Paradise Lost’ really suits Liberia. The question is, how long will freedom remain elusive?Each chapter of the book contains elements of surprise, even for someone like me, who studies Liberian history and monitors its current events. This book is a must-read for people who want to study Liberia; for people who intend to lead it; for people who want to invest in it; and of course, for people who want to redeem it.Reviewer: Cletus Nah is a Liberian journalist/publicist/media producer/columnist. Cletus Nah is a former lecturer of Economics at the University of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A new review process will potentially protect boreal woodland caribou habitat across parts of the province from new land sales.The Resource Review Areas will protect approximately 500,000 hectares of the province’s caribou range for the next five years when it will be reviewed.According to the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources, the “boreal caribou populations will be closely monitored” during the five-year period and population and habitat requirement indicators will be developed.- Advertisement -Despite the new RRA, the First Coal Corporation is still going to be able to develop on parts of the caribou’s protected range area because they already hold a tenure and undergoing an environmental assessment to have a mine near Chetwynd.First Coal says, however, that it has “already moved its activities away from the western windswept, high elevation ridges which constitute the highest value early winter caribou habitat.”The company says its planned mining process will allow the land to be more easily returned as close as possible to its original state once its activities are completed.Advertisement Approximately 1,500 boreal woodland caribou range within British Columbia. Under the federal Species at Risk Act, the population is currently listed as threatened and in British Columbia, the species is red-listed which means they are currently threatened or endangered of becoming extinct.
Paddy McBrearty looks like he is soaking up all the atmosphere of being on the cusp of an All-Ireland Final. The young GAA star didn’t look a bit sheepish at all about having his picture taken with a freshly dyed fan.But we know Paddy’s game.Many full-backs from Derry, Tyrone, Kerry, Cork and elsewhere have tried to pull the wool over Paddy’s eyes this championship.And the reply from the 19 year old has always been the same – “Ewe must be kidding.” NOBODY WILL PULL THE WOOL OVER DONEGAL STAR PADDY’S EYES! was last modified: August 29th, 2012 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:Paddy McBreartysheep
Which differed from the sponsor’s version on standby at Upton Park… Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with a bottle of water, Chelsea with a trophy 11 …only for dramatic events to see Man City lift the silverware moments later, 140 miles away at the Eihad Stadium. 11 If the Premier League could do that 22 years ago, why can’t Spanish football organise something similar in 2017?LaLiga may boast many of the world’s best footballers, but this trophy debacle is an embarrassment for the Spanish game. 11 11 11 It got worse because, though Madrid continued their celebrations back in the capital city in front of thousands of fans, they were forced to parade a mini replica of the wrong trophy.This is due to the fact that a new LaLiga trophy was unveiled last July, replacing the old one which Real have as a replica.Having come from the Premier League, where even the departure of a player can be highly choreographed, Bale and Modric were understandably perplexed by this shambolic organisation.Three years ago, when there was a possibility that Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea could all go into the final day of the season with a chance of winning the title, contingency plans were put in place by the Premier League for three trophies to be made available for the campaign climax, and orders were placed for sufficient winner’s medals to be on hand.In 2012, when the title race went down to the last seconds of the season, preparations were being made to present Manchester United with the trophy at Sunderland, as they were on course to claim top spot… The official then explained that it would be presented next season. This was because Blackburn were presented with the Premier League’s original version of the trophy, while United would have received the sponsor’s copy.Note the engraving on the silverware clutched by Rovers manager Kenny Dalglish: ‘The FA Premier League’. Real Madrid may have won LaLiga for the first time since 2012, but incredibly they won’t receive the trophy until next season.The Spanish giants needed a win from their final game of the 2016/17 league campaign to seal top spot, and duly wrapped up the title with a 2-0 win at Malaga.But remarkably Real won’t receive LaLiga’s trophy until the start of the 2017/18 season, when some of their squad may well have left the club.This is because the trophy is the property not of the league itself, but the Spanish football governing body, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), and any presentation date is reportedly dependent on the availability of RFEF president, Angel Maria Villar.Three years ago Villar was unavailable to present Atletico Madrid with the trophy when they were crowned champions on the last day of the 2013/14 season, meaning Diego Simeone’s men had to wait a ridiculous 105 days to lift their prize.And two years prior, on the last occasion Real were LaLiga winners, Villar reportedly refused to present the trophy to the champions on the Bernabeu pitch, despite a stage being constructed for that very purpose. Instead, Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos had to collect it from the stands.It’s not certain Villar’s presence is required for the trophy presentation, and elsewhere it’s suggested that the champions are required to receive the silverware at their next available home game, but whatever the reasoning, it remains ridiculous that it takes so long.The lack of trophy presentation this year came as a shock to Real players Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, who were celebrating winning their first LaLiga title.After full-time at Malaga and with his team-mates in jubilant mood, Modric, with a quizzical look, motioned lifting a trophy to a club official. Even as far back as 1995, when Blackburn Rovers and United battled for the title until the last seconds of the season, the Premier League was well prepared. As the full-time whistle blew on Rovers’ season, ending with a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool, the Red Devils needed to score a late winner away to West Ham to snatch top spot.Andy Cole had two late chances to claim victory for Man United, but it wasn’t to be and Blackburn were able to celebrate becoming champions, with the trophy. 11 11 The Croatian midfielder, along with his Welsh team-mate, reacted with incredulity when he was informed there was no trophy. 11 11 A disbelieving Bale sought further confirmation from Cristiano Ronaldo, who again explained there wouldn’t be a presentation. 11 Meanwhile, at West Ham’s Upton Park, a trophy and presentation boards lay unused as Man United were forced to settle for the runners up position.
A Donegal chiropractor climbed through the window of his ex-girlfriend’s home, dragged her up the stairs and then assaulted her.Kevin Ginty, 46, from Letterkenny, is to be sentenced for the assault next week.Helen McEvily, 33, was at home after a night out when Ginty climbed in through her sitting room window. She managed to leave the house and call the gardaí.Sergeant Martin Finnan revealed the victim was making her way to a neighbour’s house and was on the phone again to local gardaí when the line went dead.Ginty then wrapped his arm around her neck and dragged her back into the house.He put the woman at the bottom of the stairs and struck her head off the bottom step before dragging her up to her bedroom.The gardaí called her phone again but Ginty took it, impersonated a woman’s voice and told officers the victim was at a disco.The Irish Independent reports that Sgt Finnan said Ginty then left the house and she called the gardaí again. When officers arrived at Ms McEvily’s home, Ginty drove up to the house and was arrested for drink driving.Ms McEvily was left with bruising to her inner arm, upper and lower back and buttocks. There were also abrasions on her breast and chest area and scratches to her left ankle and sole of her left foot.Ginty of St Columbas Terrace, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty to burglary and assault at the woman’s home on April 4, 2010. He has one previous minor conviction as well as the drink driving offence at the woman’s home.Ms McEvily read her victim impact report in which she stated that a part of her did not survive that night.“I am not the same mother, I am not the same sister,” she said, adding that she has had to attend counselling. She said she has trouble sleeping at night and feels paranoid about any noise or movements.Ms McEvily said everything in her life now revolves around the fact that she was attacked.“I can barely remember what it is to have a normal life. It is easier to accept how my life is now rather than continuing to fight to try and get back to a person that no longer exists,” the woman continued.She said she has since moved house and has installed personal alarms in her new home.“This has incident has prevented me moving on with my life, to me I am no longer living, I survive,” Ms McEvily said.Sgt Finnan agreed with Gerard Clarke SC, defending that Ms McEvily took out a restraining order on Ginty to prevent him from going near her home or workplace and from contacting her in anyway.He accepted that Ginty has “operated under this restriction” and that his client is “under no illusion” that their relationship is over and he is no longer welcome in her house.Sgt Finnan accepted that the Ginty and Ms McEvily had been in an “on and off” sexual relationship since October 2007 and had sex two days before he broke into her home.He further accepted that Ms McEvily told another prosecuting garda, Detective Garda Martin Mannion, that when Ginty brought her into her bedroom, he lay down on the bed beside her, she screamed for help and he left.Mr Clarke told Mr Justice Paul Carney that his client came from a highly respected and well regarded family in Letterkenny.Mr Justice Carney remanded Ginty in custody and adjourned the case to next Monday for sentence.Ms McEvily sent Ginty a text message the following day and told him that she had called her sister the previous night and she had heard everything he had said to her.She went to a house party that night and got a taxi back to her home at 2.30am. She was about to go to bed when Ginty climbed in through the sitting room.DONEGAL CHIROPRACTOR TO BE SENTENCED FOR ATTACK ON EX-GIRLFRIEND was last modified: July 15th, 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:assaultchiropractorKevin Gintyletterkenny
Fanad Lighthouse – picture by Flickr: my heimuA Donegal lighthouse has been named as the SECOND most beautiful lighthouse in the world.Fanad Lighthouse beat lighthouses from around the globe in a poll of stunning coastline structures.The building came second only to Lindau Lighthouse in Germany in the online poll carried in renowned website Mental Floss. The 90ft lighthouse was built in 1818 after a large ship sank off waters in Fanad in 1804.The lighthouse was manned by up to three lighthouse keepers and was electrified in 1975.More recently an allocation of €500,000 has been made towards the renovation of the lighthouse.It is hoped that a coffee and craft shop as well as accommodation can be provided for visitors. DONEGAL LIGHTHOUSE NAMED SECOND MOST BEAUTIFUL IN WORLD was last modified: September 24th, 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)
The Station House Hotel Letterkenny is set to be the top destination to celebrate the festive season as they host three spectacular Christmas Party Nights.The Station House can’t wait to start celebrating the season, so they have launched a fantastic competition for Steak Night!Steak Night takes place every Wednesday – from 3pm to 9pm – where you get two 10oz Sirloin Steaks with all the trimmings and a side order for just €27.50 for 2 people! Amazing value and delicious! To win a delicious steak dinner for two and a bottle of win, visit Donegal Daily on Facebook (click here) and like and share the post to win.Discover the magical Christmas events coming to The Station House Hotel:Christmas is the most special time of the year when we gather with friends, family, entertain clients and colleagues. The Station House Hotel located in the heart of Letterkenny is without a doubt your perfect choice to celebrate this Christmas!Their party nights always attract a lively crowd that thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere and all the essential ingredients such as the festive ambience, the good music, the great craic, the quality and great value for money along with award-winning hospitality, food and accommodation. This year the Station House Hotel are hosting 3 wonderful Christmas party nights with special accommodation rates, and to top it all off they will give the organiser for all Christmas Party Night bookings with 10 or more guests a FREE place!Station House HotelThis year their party nights run on December 9th, 15th and 16th at a very reasonable price. Everyone knows that Christmas is all about the food and atmosphere and both are always at the heart of the Station House Hotel.Their festive inspired 4 course menu offers a delectable array of freshly made starters, a variety of freshly carved roasts, fish and vegetarian dishes served with potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a selection of delicious homemade sauces followed by homemade desserts, some freshly brewed tea/coffee served with mince pies, and all dietary requirements can be catered for!The Station House Hotel have a vastly experience team and are also able to cater for bespoke and private party events with incredible menu options.Station House HotelRuaile BuaileSaturday 9th December €28.00 per personWarm mulled wine reception on arrival from 7.30pmFollowed by a delicious 4 course festive banquetA famous and fabulous Irish four piece modern day pop/folk group and award winning musicians from Co. Offaly. From a small start to the world stage in only a few short years this incredible band have become a household name on the festival scene around the world with their own style of high energy, ground thumping Celtic beats with a little Irish charm and flare.They have gained huge support from music fans and festival goers across Ireland, the UK, Germany, Holland, France, United Emirates and America to date, with interest from festival organisers in Sweden, Austria and Australia coming on board next year.After Ruaile Buaile a resident DJ will continue the Party and Christmas celebrations into the night.The YetisFriday 15th December €28.00 per person Warm mulled wine reception on arrival from 7.30pmFollowed by a delicious 4 course festive banquetAn outstanding 3 piece multi-genre group from Northern Ireland, whose infectious brand of music has delivered high energy performances all over the Country for the last few years. With the Yetis you’re in for a great night, they are guaranteed dance floor fillers!After the live performance the Yetis DJ will hit the decks and continue the party and Christmas celebrations into the night.DJ Marty MacSaturday 16th December €25.00 per personBucks Fizz reception on arrival from 7.30pmFollowed by a delicious 4 course festive banquetA DJ guaranteed to keep the dance floor full all night with games, spot prizes and a disco through the decades! Including the Cure, Madness, Madonna, New Order, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, U2, Whitney Houston, INXS, Ace of Base, Oasis, Spice Girls, Rihanna, Kings of Leon, Eminem, Katy Perry, Simple Minds, Nirvana, Christmas Classics and so much more!Station House HotelIf you’re looking for a Christmas Party night out, a festive lunch, a private Christmas party or seeing in the New Year, the magic this Christmas is happening at the Station House Hotel and they’ve got it all wrapped up with a great selection of seasonal celebrations. So this year why not let the Station House Hotel host an unforgettable festive celebration for you, your friends, your family, clients and colleagues.Station House HotelStation House HotelPlease check out their Christmas Party Night brochure and for more information please contact the Station House Hotel on 00353(0)749123100 or email info@stationhouseletterkenny.A warm festive welcome awaits you at the Station House HotelSupervalue offers also available at the Station House HotelFiver Friday Madness – Roast Dinner with mash potatoes and vegetables served every Friday from 12noon to 3pm excluding public holidays.Midweek Madness! Lunch from just €7.50 served from 12noon to 3pm.Table D’hôte – Delicious 4 course meal for just €25.00 per person served every day from 3pm to 9pm.Steak Night – 10oz Sirloin with all the trimmings and a side order only €27.50 for 2 people!Delicious 4 Course Sunday Carvery Lunch – for only €18.50 per person Children from only €4.90Download the Christmas Party Night Brochure to plan your nights now!Check out the dazzling Christmas parties at Station House Hotel – Plus, win steak and wine for two! was last modified: November 6th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:CHristmaschristmas partieseventsStation House HotelSteak Night
Get live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 2 of the Sharks’ Western Conference finals series against the St. Louis Blues on Monday at SAP Center.The Sharks are two days removed from their impressive Game 1 victory over the Blues when Timo Meier and Logan Couture each scored a pair of goals in Saturday night’s 6-3 win. San Jose would like to stop its trend of losing Game 2 after opening the last two series with wins at home.In order for the Blues to even …
HOUSTON — The A’s beat the Astros, 3-2, on Thursday night to take a 3-1 series win at Minute Maid Park. The A’s are 6-2 in their last eight games against the Astros. Liam Hendriks got his 21st save, stranding the tying run on third in the ninth.Justin Verlander is a problem for everyone — a probable Cy Young candidate, after all — and the A’s are no exception. Only Khris Davis and Mark Canha have found overall, relative success against the Astros’ powerful right-hander.Roles switched up on …