Pa ‘stabs’ son

first_imgThis prompted the suspect to stab the victim using a four-inch nail. According to police investigators, the victim and his father Richard Sr., 42, figured in a heated argument in their house around 8 p.m. The incident on June 27 landed 21-year-old Richard Villaester Jr. at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in this city. He sustained a stab wound on the right abdomen, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the La Carlota City police station./PN BACOLOD City – A father allegedly stabbed his son in Barangay Batuan, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.last_img read more

Dodgers continue homer barrage at Angels’ expense

first_imgANAHEIM >> JC Ramirez seemed to be on his way to his second consecutive strong start to finish an otherwise difficult month.Then the Dodgers abused him in a way they’ve been abusing pitchers all month. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The barrage of homers turned the night quickly for Ramirez. The Angels’ starter had allowed just one unearned run in the first four innings.After Utley’s homer, the second solo shot of the fifth, made it 3-1, the Dodgers had enough runs, with Clayton Kershaw on the mound.The Dodgers ace was sharp, as usual, allowing just an unearned run in seven innings. He allowed three hits and struck out 12.“Tonight was another step in the right direction,” Kershaw said. “I threw everything pretty decently, a few fastball mistakes but overall I’ll take tonight for sure.”In the fifth inning, he narrowly missed what would have been his first career “immaculate” inning: three strikeouts on nine pitches. He struck out the first two batters on six pitches, but his 0-and-2 pitch to Cliff Pennington was just high. He struck Pennington out on his 10th pitch of the inning.That was a decisive shutdown inning in between the two innings in which the Dodgers grabbed a comfortable lead.In the sixth, Justin Turner singled and Cody Bellinger doubled. With one out, Pederson hit a hanging slider over the right-field fence, extending the lead to 6-1.Ramirez said he couldn’t get his curve to work, which left him in a difficult spot, forced to only use his slider and sinker to lefties. Both break in to the lefties.“I just couldn’t get ahead with my curveball,” Ramirez said. “I tried everything I could, but I didn’t have it today. That was a game-changer for me.”The record-breaking 50th homer – with one game left this month, on Friday in San Diego – was Pederson’s sixth homer in the past 16 games, since he returned from a concussion.Two batters later, Puig hit a ball off Ramirez’s leg, and that ended his night.Ramirez was charged with six runs in 5-2/3 innings, ending a June in which he posted a 7.04 ERA. Ramirez had struggled for most of the month, but he felt he had turned a corner when he gave up one run in six innings last time out, against the Boston Red Sox. The rough month has raised his season ERA from 3.38 to 4.60.“It’s been pretty hard,” Ramirez said. “I hope July will come with good things.”Ramirez would have needed to be at his very best to outduel Kershaw.The only run the Angels scored against the left-hander came courtesy of two Dodgers mistakes.After Kershaw faced the minimum nine Angels in the first three innings, he gave up a leadoff single to Cameron Maybin in the fourth. Left fielder Trayce Thompson muffed the ball, though, allowing Maybin to take an extra 90 feet to get into scoring position. Kole Calhoun then moved him to third with a ground ball.With the infield drawn in, Albert Pujols hit a routine grounder to shortstop Corey Seager. Maybin was going on contact, forcing Seager to make a quick, accurate throw. His throw was up the first-base line, and Maybin slid home safely.The Angels didn’t sniff another run while Kershaw was in the game.“As good as he was early, he turned it up a couple notches,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He just has that ability where sometimes things might not go right, and the great pitchers that I’ve seen have a way of taking it into their own hands and ramping up the intensity.”After Kershaw was out, the Angels threatened. In the eighth, they had the potential tying run at the plate. With one out, Manager Mike Scioscia called on Luis Valbuena to pinch-hit with the bases loaded against Brandon Morrow, picking him even though he had Andrelton Simmons available. Valbuena struck out.Scioscia explained that he liked the matchup with Valbuena there, because he had the potential to draw a walk – he swung at a 3-and-1 pitch that might have been ball four – or hit a homer. Scioscia also said he had other plans for Simmons.“We just never got to some of the things that could happen,” Scioscia said.It is possible that Scioscia wanted to save Simmons to bat against closer Kenley Jansen if the inning had continued. Simmons is 3 for 5 with a homer in his career against Jansen.Jansen came in and finished the eighth, retiring Martin Maldonado on a long flyout, and then the Angels didn’t get a baserunner against him in the ninth.center_img Yasiel Puig, Chase Utley and Joc Pederson hit homers in a span of eight batters, snapping a tie in the Dodgers’ 6-2 victory over the Angels on Thursday night before a divided, raucous sellout crowd of 44,807 at Angel Stadium.The Dodgers raised their June homer total to 50, most for any month in franchise history. They broke the record of 49, set by the Brooklyn Dodgers in two separate months in 1953.“I think we have a lot of good hitters,” Pederson said. “Hitting’s contagious.”last_img read more

Southland Bowling League Announces 2020 Championship Site

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Bowling League (SBL) will take its 2020 championship to a new location in Conroe, Texas, the league announced Tuesday. The three-day championship will take place Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22 at Time to Spare bowling alley.Entering its sixth season, the SBL has hosted its previous two championships at USA Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Since its inception in the 2014-15 season, the league has produced three national champions, including Vanderbilt (2018) and Stephen F. Austin (2016, 2019). The winner of the SBL Championship receives an automatic bid to the NCAA National Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., April 9-11, 2020.  “We are excited to bring the 2020 Southland Bowling League Championship to Conroe,” said Executive Director Thomas Samuel. “The SBL looks forward to working with Time to Spare and (General Manager) Kim Raska as we continue to host the most competitive NCAA college bowling league championship in the country.”“We’re really looking forward to hosting our first collegiate tournament, especially with it being the Southland Bowling League Championship,’ said Raska. “I think this will be a great opportunity to help grow bowling as a sport within the area.”The 2019-20 season begins in October for all eight member schools: Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Tulane, Valparaiso, Vanderbilt and Youngstown State. Sam Houston State will look to defend its Southland Bowling title March 20-22.last_img read more