Pete Reiser, a long-time Brooklyn Dodger outfielder back in the 1950’s, is given credit for the warning tracks that are present in all big league diamonds. When Pete played outfield, he was consistently running into the outfield wall. This change in surface from grass to another surface alerts the outfieder to the upcoming wall. Although he had a very good career, it was certainly affected by the number of injuries he suffered from these collisions. If he were playing today, the concussion protocol would have kept him out of baseball for long periods of time.Today a lot of the warning tracks consist of a synthetic plastic pebble. This allows outfielders to slide on these surfaces and not incur injuries. I am sure if you have an outfielder like the Reds’ Billy Hamilton, you would want to make these warning tracks even bigger. Hamilton runs so fast that even the warning track fails to save him from hard collisions with the outfield wall.
20 It’s all over for another season in the Premier League.Leicester City ran away with the title, leaving the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City nursing their damaged egos.But it really was a season of two halves for some, as the Blues, Sunderland and Swansea City will tell you.Taking only results from 2016, would there be any significant changes in league standings?Did Arsenal’s form take a noticeable dive? Were Manchester United really top four contenders? Should Alan Pardew consider himself fortune to have a new long-term deal on its way?Check out the calendar year table by viewing the slideshow above. 17. Watford (16 points from 19 games, goal difference -14) – The Hornets won four, drew four and lost 11, scoring 16 and conceding 30 2. Southampton (39 points from 19 games, goal difference +15) – The Saints won 12, drew three and lost four, scoring 33 and conceding 18 14. Everton (21 points from 19 games, goal difference -3) – The Toffees won five, drew six and lost eight, scoring 24 and lost 27 20 20 20 8. Manchester City (30 points from 19 games, goal difference +13) – The Citizens won eight, drew six and lost five, scoring 34 and conceding 21 20 20 20. Aston Villa (nine points from 19 games, goal difference -30) – see where YOUR club would have finished based on league results in 2016 ONLY by clicking the arrow above, right – The Villans won two, drew three and lost 14, scoring 12 and conceding 42 15. Newcastle United (20 points from 19 games, goal difference -6) – The Magpies won five, drew four and lost nine, scoring 25 and conceding 31 10. Swansea City (28 points from 19 games, goal difference -2) – The Swans won eight, drew four and lost seven, scoring 26 and conceding 28 3. Manchester United (36 points from 19 games, goal difference +8) – The Red Devils won 11, drew three and lost five, scoring 27 and conceding 19 7. Liverpool (30 points from 19 games, goal difference +13) – The Reds won eight, drew six and lost five, scoring 41 and conceding 28 13. Stoke City (22 points from 19 games, goal difference -15) – The Potters won six, drew four and lost nine, scoring 21 and conceding 36 20 20 20 20 20 19. Crystal Palace (11 points from 19 games, goal difference -19) – The Eagles won two, drew five and lost 12, scoring 16 and conceding 35 12. Bournemouth (22 points from 19 games, goal difference -10) – The Cherries won six, drew four and lost eight, scoring 22 and conceding 30 20 16. West Bromwich Albion (20 points from 19 games, goal difference -8) – The Baggies won four, drew eight and lost seven, scoring 16 and conceding 24 20 20 6. Arsenal (32 points from 19 games, goal difference +14) – The Gunners won eight, drew eight and lost three, scoring 32 and conceding 18 20 20 1. Leicester City (42 points from 19 games, goal difference +20) – The Foxes won 12, drew six and lost one, scoring 31 and conceding 11 5. West Ham United (33 points from 19 games, goal difference +9) – The Hammers won nine, drew six and lost four, scoring 37 and conceding 28 20 18. Norwich City (14 points from 19 games, goal difference -18) – The Canaries won four, drew two and lost 13, scoring 17 and conceding 35 20 11. Sunderland (27 points from 19 games, goal difference +5) – The Black Cats won six, drew nine and lost four, scoring 29 and conceding 24 9. Chelsea (30 points from 19 games, goal difference +12) – The Blues won seven, drew nine and lost three, scoring 36 and conceding 24 4. Tottenham Hotspur (35 points from 19 games, goal difference +16) – Spurs won 10, drew five and lost four, scoring 36 and conceding 20 20 20
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates his victory against Karen Khachanov, of Russia, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)A hurting Rafael Nadal is “hopeful” he’ll be ready Saturday to renew his rivalry with Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.The longtime foes have amassed 37 Grand Slam titles between them — Federer with 20 and Nadal with 17 — and built a unique relationship over 15 years and 38 prior matches, not to mention countless promotional and charitable activities off the court together.ADVERTISEMENT “If I don’t see this match as special it’s because I don’t love this sport and I don’t appreciate the story of this sport,” Nadal said after reaching the semi-final showdown with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/2) victory over Karen Khachanov.“It’s not my case,” he said. “Of course it’s a special match.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFederer, who defeated Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals, feels the same, saying the contrast in styles and personality between himself and Nadal lend spice to their history.“The way we go about it is very different, yet we both find a way to excel,” Federer said. “The way he came up was very clay-court based, and I was apparently very grass-court based, and we both found our ways also on the other surface,” Federer said. “It’s been quite a journey with Rafa side by side.” LATEST STORIES View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Google Philippines names new country director SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Just hours earlier Federer had looked forward to the chance to take on a healthy Nadal, after similar knee trouble spelled the end of the Spaniard’s US Open campaign last year, and his US Open campaign last year.He didn’t play again until the Australian Open, where he fell in the championship match to Novak Djokovic.Nadal said he hoped to be ready to battle again with Federer, but with a pragmatism born of hard experience he couldn’t help but hedge.“Of course my goal and my idea is to be ready for tomorrow,” Nadal said. “I cannot guarantee how I’m going to wake up tomorrow morning.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU sweeps first round; NU comes in 2nd After 38 career meetings, Nadal leads the series 23-15, but Federer holds a slight 11-9 advantage on hardcourts.The Swiss great has won the last five in the series, but says that’s of little significance now that it has been almost a year and a half since their last meeting in the Shanghai Masters final in October 2017.Nadal, too, says the contrast in styles, coupled with the pair’s sheer longevity, makes every meeting something to treasure.“Different styles, different ways to understand the sport. And at the same time, two players with a good relationship after all the things that we went through in our careers, competing for the most important things,” he said.There was a shadow hanging over the blockbuster showdown however, after oft-injured Nadal needed treatment to have supportive tape applied to his right knee in his victory over Khachanov.ADVERTISEMENT
Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Curry made 11 3-pointers and scored 37 points for the Warriors, who dropped into a tie with Denver for the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Durant added 23 points.“First of all, we’re up 14 coming into the third, we can’t put ourselves in that position,” Durant said. “But this is the NBA and teams make a run, especially at home. Momentum can shift very quickly. So, they made it a game. But I thought we deserved to play five more minutes.”Andrew Wiggins scored 24 points, his fifth consecutive game with 20 points or more, for Minnesota. Josh Okogie scored 21 points and Jerryd Bayless scored 17 as eight Timberwolves scored in double figures. Gorgui Dieng had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.The Minnesota bench outscored the Golden State bench 49-25.“That’s a big win,” Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said. “Especially when you’re struggling, when you’re down in numbers. In a lot of ways, that’s a win that can propel you.”ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala tries to regain control of the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie, right during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 131-130 in overtime. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)MINNEAPOLIS — Stephen Curry led a frantic rally that the Golden State Warriors thought had assured a second overtime.It never came after what they believed was a questionable call.ADVERTISEMENT Towns battled foul trouble and missed his first six shots from the field, while Wiggins fouled out with 2:21 left in overtime.“It shows our fight,” Wiggins said. “We’re never going to give up, no matter what.”The Warriors, who had won two consecutive games, led by as many as 19 points in the first half before the Timberwolves rallied in the third quarter. Minnesota put together a 32-13 run to end the period.Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts to a call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Friday March 29, 2019, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 131-130 in overtime. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Anthony Tolliver’s 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter gave the Timberwolves their first lead since 16-15 in the first quarter. Minnesota led by as many as nine in the fourth quarter before Golden State tied the game at 115 on Draymond Green’s free throw with 21 seconds remaining. Wiggins had two chances to win the game in regulation.Tolliver, Bayless and Okogie each hit 3-pointers in overtime to help Minnesota build its nine-point advantage. Curry’s tying, turnaround 3-pointer came immediately after Durant appeared to hit a tying 3. But Keita Bates-Diop was called for a foul on Durant before the shot. The Warriors were unhappy with that call and the ensuing call on Durant.“Down the stretch, it’s just tough an effort like that gets sabotaged, for sure,” Curry said. “Went back and looked at those calls over and over and over again, and still don’t understand either one of them.”Klay Thompson scored 20 points for the Warriors, who dropped to 0-5 in overtime games this season. Golden State was held to 18 points and had zero assists in the third quarter after having 20 assists on its 26 field goals in the first half.“Everybody’s feeling great at halftime, and the third quarter was a disaster,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We stopped playing. I give Minnesota a lot of credit. They competed. They played really hard and got back in the game. We stepped on our own toes in that quarter.”TIP-INSWarriors: C DeMarcus Cousins had 16 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 7:06 to play. … F Jordan Bell was active after missing Wednesday’s win in Memphis because of a team suspension. … Curry, Cousins and a group of approximately 20 that included coaches and staff attended the Minnesota Twins’ season opener on Thursday. Timberwolves: Friday was Minnesota’s only win in the four-game season series with Golden State. F Taj Gibson (strained left calf) and F Luol Deng (left Achilles tendon soreness) did not play. Gibson has missed four consecutive games, while Deng has missed 14 straight.GUEST OF HONORNBA Commissioner Adam Silver was in attendance Friday. Saunders fondly recalled Silver reaching out to him after he was named interim coach Jan. 6.“I’m looking forward to seeing him,” Saunders said, “because he’s done great things for our league and continues to do great things.”UP NEXTWarriors: Host Charlotte on Sunday.Timberwolves: Host Philadelphia on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Karl-Anthony Towns made a free throw with 0.5 seconds remaining in overtime, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 131-130 victory over the Warriors on Friday night.Minnesota led by nine with 1:41 remaining in the extra period before Curry made three 3-pointers during an 11-2 run, including the tying one from the corner with 0.5 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut Towns was fouled by Kevin Durant on the ensuing inbounds pass on a lob play to the rim that appeared to be thrown too high. He made the first free throw to give him 15 points, intentionally missed the second and time expired as Towns secured the offensive rebound.“I’m just real proud of us, especially with the game the way it was going,” Towns said. “A team of that caliber, to be down so big and then say we’re not going to quit.” Celtics ban fan for two years over verbal insults toward DeMarcus Cousins Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments
Silicon Labs has launched the industry’s broadest portfolio of automotive grade timing solutions designed to meet the demanding clocking needs of in-vehicle systems. The new AEC-Q100-qualified timing devices include Si5332 any-frequency programmable clock generators, Si5225x PCIe Gen1/2/3/4/5 clocks, Si5325x PCIe buffers and Si5335x fanout clock buffers. These timing devices help automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers simplify clock tree design, reduce system points of failure, increase system reliability and optimize the performance of high-speed serial data transfer. The devices target a wide range of automotive applications including camera sub-systems, radar and LIDAR sensors, ADAS, autonomous driving control units, driver monitoring cameras, infotainment systems, Ethernet switches, and GPS and 5G connectivity.The Si5332 clock leverages Silicon Labs’ proven MultiSynth technology to provide any-frequency, any-output clock synthesis with more than 60 percent lower jitter than competing automotive clock solutions. Supporting up to eight clock outputs, selectable signal formats per output clock (LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL, LVCMOS) and independent 1.8-3.3V VDDO, the Si5332 clock easily interfaces to a broad range of FPGAs, ASICs, Ethernet switches/PHYs, processors, GPUs, SoCs, and PCIe Gen1/2/3/4/5 and NVLink SerDes. Clock synthesis, clock distribution and format/level translation are consolidated on-chip, enabling optimized single-IC clock tree solutions for automotive designs. The Si5332 clock generators and Si5335x clock buffers are configurable and customizable using Silicon Labs’ flexible ClockBuilder Pro software, enabling developers to create optimized solutions that exactly match specific clock tree requirements, with samples shipping in less than two weeks.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Tech developers seek robust perception in ADAS/AVNext 10 factors for finding the perfect switch for your application
MLS Vanney: MLS MVP should come from Toronto FC Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives 23:59 11/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Geoff Burke MLS Toronto The newly-minted MLS coach of the year believes his record-setting squad also deserves to have the league’s top player award to be heading to Canada Toronto FC’s record-setting season was bound to lead to plenty of awards for the key figures involved, and head coach Greg Vanney was the first, earning MLS Coach of the Year honors on Monday. If it were up to Vanney, one of his players would be joining him among the league’s top award honorees.The MLS MVP will be announced on Monday, and as far as Vanney is concerned, the Landon Donovan Award should be heading up to Canada along with his coaching honors, to add to a collection of hardware that already includes the 2017 MLS Supporters’ Shield after breaking the league record for points in a season.”I think the MVP should come from our team,” Vanney told Goal. “We’ve had the best regular season, it’s been a historical regular season.” Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Sebastian Giovinco is one of the five finalists for the MVP award, though he is considered a long shot to win, with Portland’s Diego Valeri and reigning 2016 MLS MVP David Villa regarded as the favorites. Giovinco had another outstanding season for TFC, but his production has dipped for the second straight year as he has struggled to match the incredible numbers he posted during his MVP season in 2015.Another TFC player who some believe was a worthy MVP candidate is Michael Bradley, though he failed to make the list of five finalists for the award. Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch stated earlier in the playoffs that he believes Bradley was the MVP of the league this season. Vanney believes Bradley didn’t generate as much MVP consideration because his role as a defensive midfielder doesn’t generate as much buzz as the attacking positions the award traditionally goes to.“I think it’s a position that’s not a glorified position, but for me it’s the key to a team in a lot of ways,” Vanney said. “It’s the piece that connects what’s happening in the back to what’s happening in the front on both sides of the ball. If you have stability in that position you can really build around that. Michael gives us that stability, we’ve been able to build around that and get the appropriate types of guys in the right positions.”Much like a parent who wouldn’t admit to having a favorite child, Vanney wasn’t about to pick which of his players was most deserving of the MVP award, but believes Bradley is among a group of TFC players who were worthy of consideration.”I think he’s done an amazing job being sort of the centerpiece of the team, but we also have other guys who can make incredible plays,” Vanney said. “Take your pick. They can give the MVP award to our team if they want. I’ll take that too. It’s a lot easier for me.”The though MVP award seems unlikely to head to Toronto this season, Vanney’s team will look to move a step closer to securing the most important piece of hardware — the MLS Cup — by beating the Columbus Crew in Wednesday’s Eastern Conference final second leg.
Mumbai: Two-term Congress MLA and former Maharashtra minister Abdul Sattar joined the Shiv Sena on Monday. Sattar, who represents Sillod Assembly seat in Aurangabad district, joined the Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray at the latter’s residence here. He resigned as Congress MLA before the general elections held earlier this year and helped the then BJP state president Raosaheb Danve, who won from Jalna Lok Sabha constituency, which covers the Sillod Assembly segment. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Sattar headed the animal husbandry department in the previous Congress-NCP coalition government. After inducting Sattar into the Sena, Thackeray hinted that he may get the party ticket for the upcoming state Assembly polls. “I would like to see the Sena win from Sillod Assembly constituency. It is an important seat for us,” the Sena chief told reporters here. Several leaders from the opposition Congress and NCP have joined either the BJP or the Sena in the recent weeks.
Kolkata: Medical Bank, the organisation engaged in blood donation movement for the past three decades, has urged youths to come forward and donate blood to strengthenthe movement. Medical Bank was established on December 9, 1980. One hundred and fifty two people donated blood to mark the occasion. The donors were given a certificate and saplings as a part of the Save Green and Stay Clean programme of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. D Ashis, secretary of Medical Bank said a workshop was organised to create awareness on blood donation among youngsters. There is a ban on people with tattoos donating blood but concealing the fact many are donating blood. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeD Ashis said more stress should be given on blood donation movement. Around 15 lakh units of blood are required in Bengal against the annual collection of 11 lakh units. The national requirement per year is 1.30 crore unit while the annual collection is 94 lakh units. There are 70 state-run blood banks in Bengal along with 35 private blood banks and 16 blood banks that are being run by the Centre. The blood donation camps in Bengal received a major set back after clubs stopped giving gifts to the donors. Gitanath Ganguly, president Mohun Bagan, Mala Saha, Trinamool Congress MLA and Sujay Chanda, joint commission of Kolkata Police among others were present at the function.