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09 Dec 18
High Velocity Sport

What happens in Vegas: A guide to baseball’s winter meetings https://ift.tt/2GaHFP2 The winter meetings are baseball’s version of the small-town carnival that pops up over a random weekend in the summer. There is much anticipation as the carnival sets up shop, the whole town eagerly attends, everyone says hello to each other as they wait […]

09 Dec 18
Sober and Well

I was going to title this, some things that helped me give up alcohol. But, this journey is not about giving something up. I feel very strongly that if you hold onto to the mindset that you are giving up something, you will never be free. I had to completely change the way I saw […]

09 Dec 18
fresh pair of iis

The 2019 Grammy nominations have been released, and, per usual, there were some surprises and snubs.  Here is the full list of nominees. I bolded my choice for each category I felt knowledgeable to vote in, and greyed out the ones I didn’t. I also found some nominations unexpected, and some that were left off […]

09 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

Mr Duncan Smith, who protested in France against the government of Emmanuel Macron, warned the Prime Minister of similar chaos should she agree to a second Brexit referendum. The former Conservative Party leader insisted that Brexit voters would not be inactive to see their voices betrayed after they had the opportunity to speak out about […]

09 Dec 18
Pat Shan the Music Man

Here we are, at the end of the year. 2018 has been an absolutely spectacular year for music, by any stretch of the imagination. Every genre has had its moment in the spotlight, as 2018 unloaded an onslaught of great new albums from artists new and old. This list was especially difficult to make, as […]

09 Dec 18
History Exploration with Niall

Clondulane flour mill Niall C.E.J. O’Brien   In the townland of Clondulane North, by the south bank of the River Blackwater, in the civil parish of Clondulane, lie the large ruins of a nineteenth century flour mill. The mill is sometimes referred to as Glandalane mill. The extensive Clondulane flour mill was said to have […]

09 Dec 18
The Clemson Insider

Over the years, Clemson has represented itself well in bowl games. The Tigers have compiled a 22-20 record in bowl games. Clemson ranks 15th all-time in overall bowl victories, just one behind Penn State, Ohio State and Auburn. Clemson’s 43 bowl appearances, counting this year’s Cotton Bowl, are currently tied at No. 17 all-time. Playing […]

09 Dec 18
vinalfantasyfootball

Here are the 1st-round (Quarterfinal) H2H Playoff Matchups for Week 14: (3) Good Eye vs. (6) BAndy (4) Davey vs. (5) Rachel *************************** Jerry & Billy QB DeShaun Watson RB Christian McCaffrey RB Leonard Fournette RB Tevin Coleman WR Brandin Cooks WR Jarvis Landry WR Curtis Samuel K Ryan Succop D Jacksonville Jaguars *********** Mike […]

09 Dec 18
Fantasy Gunslinger

RANK TEAM COMMENTS #1 Last Week Lost to Cowboys 10-13. For the first time all season the Saints defense was completely held in check. Give a lot of credit to the Cowboys for a solid win in Dallas. The Saints stay #1 in my rankings. Their record is still better than Kansas City’s and they’ve beaten […]

09 Dec 18
LooMee TV

Die Nominierten der Grammy Awards 2019 stehen fest. Die Preisverleihung zählt zu den bedeutsamsten Auszeichnungen der Musik-Industrie. Auf der Website „grammy.com“ steht die komplette Liste der Nominierten. Kendrick Lamar ist der größte Grammy-Favorit, in acht Kategorien könnte der Musiker gewinnen. Sein Rapper-Kollege Drake bekam sieben Nominierungen. Überraschend ist, dass einige Superstars und frühere Grammy-Gewinner unter […]

09 Dec 18
DOWNLOAD NAIJA MUSIC MP3

Nigerian Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti has bagged his first GRAMMY award nomination  in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category, BLACK TIMES   American hip-hop superstar Kendrick leads the 2019 Grammy Nominees with eight nods, Drake comes in close with seven. Others like Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Post Malone etc also made the list. The 2019 Grammy […]

09 Dec 18
SCNG
LAS VEGAS — When the offseason began, the Angels were looking for pitching, pitching, pitching … and a catcher. Two months later, as MLB’s Winter Meetings begin, not much has changed. Angels general manager Billy Eppler has so far accomplished only a few minor tweaks to his roster, with the heavy lifting still to come. “I feel optimistic that there are things we can do to the club to make us better,” Eppler said before heading to Las Vegas for the winter meetings, which begin officially on Monday. “We’ll see how those lay themselves out in the next week or the coming weeks, and further understand what can be reality and what cannot be reality.” And what moves are the Angels considering? Keeping his options open, as usual, Eppler narrowed the possibilities only slightly. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. “I’d say the the majority of our conversations have surrounded pitching and catching, but we’ve been engaged with some infielders on a couple things,” he said. Although another first baseman to provide some depth behind Albert Pujols – coming off knee surgery – would be a plus, the Angels’ most pressing needs are pitching and a catcher. The starting rotation currently includes Andrew Heaney, Tyler Skaggs, Jaime Barría, Nick Tropeano and Felix Peña. That leaves plenty of room for improvement. Because the Angels probably would like to add multiple starters, it is less likely that they’d go after the top remaining free agent starter, Dallas Keuchel. He will probably command a salary of more than $20 million per year, which would limit what the Angels can do around him. J.A. Happ could also get an annual salary approaching that amount, but for fewer years, because he’s 36. After those two, the list of free agent starters includes pitchers like Gio Gonzalez, Lance Lynn and Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi. Wade Miley, Mike Fiers, Clay Buchholz and Derek Holland also fit for the Angels. The Angels are also no doubt looking at the trade market, with Sonny Gray being the most obvious fit who is certain to be traded. The Angels would also no doubt have interest in Julio Teheran if the Atlanta Braves make him available. They could even make a run at Zack Greinke, who is most certainly available, although the Diamondbacks will have to eat a large chunk of his remaining contract to move him and Greinke is believed to have included most of the California teams in his no-trade clause. Eppler said he’s also looking for relief pitchers, although his history has shown that he is not inclined to spend much on relievers. High-profile relievers like Craig Kimbrel, Kelvin Herrera or Andrew Miller are probably out, but they could look at one of the dozens of lower-level relievers on the market. On the position player side of things, catcher remains their most pressing need. They have José Briceño and Kevan Smith on the 40-man roster, and they signed Dustin Garneau to a minor league deal. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]If they want to go big at that position, they could try to trade for J.T. Realmuto. The Marlins are reportedly looking for a major league-ready young player, so the best the Angels could do would be a package based around Matt Thaiss, Taylor Ward or Luis Rengifo. Yasmani Grandal and Wilson Ramos are the top free agent catchers, but both have some defensive red flags, as well as their age. Grandal is 30 and Ramos is 31. If the Angels add anyone who isn’t a pitcher or catcher, it would probably be someone who could play first base. Ideally, that player could play first and another position, so he could fill in for Pujols when he’s not available, but play somewhere else when he is. When any of this happens is anyone guess, although it’s worth noting that in the previous three offseasons that Eppler has been the general manager, he’s added at least one everyday player during the Winter Meetings or shortly after. He picked up Yunel Escobar in 2015, Danny Espinosa and Martín Maldonado in 2016 and Ian Kinsler and Zack Cozart in 2017. “It’s hard to forecast an open market and what you might walk away with from the market,” Eppler said. “We have resources at our disposal. We are looking for a situation where we feel the price of the acquisition and the value added to our run-scoring or run-prevention intersect. When we do, we’ll take that player down.”