A’s stay hot via long ball, beat Cleveland for fourth straight

first_imgCLEVELAND — Bolstered by solo home runs by Jurickson Profar and Matt Olson and Matt Chapman’s ninth-inning two-run blast, the A’s topped the Indians, 6-4, on Monday for their fourth straight win.A’s left-handed starter Brett Anderson (5-3, 4.14) got the win, but left the game with a cervical strain in the bottom of the sixth. He was visited on the mound by manager Bob Melvin and trainer Nick Paparesta with one out and a runner on second, then walked off the field with Paparesta, as Melvin …last_img

How soon could Curry return? Surgery might make little difference

first_imgCurry suffered the injury in the third quarter Wednesday night at the Chase Center when he attempted to make a layup but fell to the court.“It was just a random basketball play,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said after the game. “So stuff happens.”The injury comes at a time the Warriors already do not have guard Klay Thompson (torn anterior cruciate ligament) or center Kevon Looney (a neuropathic condition).None of the physicians interviewed by this news organization Thursday had first-hand knowledge of Curry’s condition. They discussed hand injuries in general.Dr. Nirav Pandya, an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at UC San Francisco, said physicians use advanced imaging, such as a CT scan, to make sure the fracture does not go into a joint.“It is the one thing that could complicate things,” Pandya said. “If the break does go into the joints that increases the risk of stiffness and can push you into surgery.”A CT scan gives physicians a three-dimensional look at an injury whereas an X-ray is two dimensional, Carlson said.Richards said surgery often is required when the metacarpal bone is moved far out of place or turned where the fingers are crooked. Physicians said surgery could include using pins, a screw along the bone or a plate and screws on top of the bone to stabilize it.The physicians added that patients do not have many options to heal faster from a broken bone in the hand. Carlson said her medical group sometimes treats athletes with a pulsed ultrasound device that promotes regeneration to help speed up recovery.“If you can cut a couple of days out it can be helpful,” she said.Physicians said broken metacarpals generally do not lead to long-term issues. They also said it is doubtful Curry would cause more damage during his rehabilitation.“The tough thing is going to make sure he is not stiff and he has confidence in hand,” Pandya said. “It is a little easier for a center or power forward to come back because they don’t need that fine motor skill with that hand.”He added, “For someone like Steph, it’s not whether the bone heals but making sure he can get that mobility and finesse back to his hand fairly quickly.”Carlson said common treatment generally involves keeping the injured hand elevated to avoid swelling and to begin motion therapy soon after surgery. If surgery is not required, physicians said, the hand needs rest in a cast or splint for up to a month.Motions exercises include working to straighten the fingers out and making a full fist.“It gets the tendons gliding over the broken bone so they don’t stick to it,” Carlson said.Dr. Sanjeev Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon who has treated professional basketball players with hand injuries, said it also is important to keep the rest of the body in top shape when recovering.“When it comes to going back to sport, more than being physically and mentally ready, you have to ensure you are game ready,” he said. Team officials said Thursday that the CT scan would help in making a decision of whether Curry needs to have surgery for the injury he suffered Wednesday night, when the Phoenix Suns’ Aron Baynes, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound center, accidentally fell on him.Warriors officials have not publicly stated what Curry’s injury might be but said that they hope to have a timetable for treatment by Friday afternoon. ESPN reported that Curry broke the second metacarpal bone connecting to the index finger of his left hand. Curry is right-handed.“In the non-shooting hand he’d be able to return six to eight weeks at the worst-case scenario,” said Richards, a clinical assistant professor at UC San Francisco.“In general, the index metacarpal is a good bone to break if you have to break one,” added Dr. Michelle G. Carlson, a sports-related hand and upper extremity surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. “It is a little easier to come back from than the other metacarpals.”She said it is easier to get motion back in an index finger because the tendons do not run on top of the bone like other metacarpals bones. SAN FRANCISCO — If Stephen Curry had surgery to fix a fracture on his left hand, he would not return to the court any faster, medical specialists said Thursday.The Golden Warriors all-star point guard had a CT scan on Thursday to help physicians get a clear picture of the severity of the injury.“Surgery would not necessarily get him back quicker,” said Dr. Joshua Richards, a hand specialist at Webster Orthopedics in the East Bay. “It would be to realign the bone in a better position.”Physicians said Curry, 31, a two-time NBA most valuable player, should be sidelined no more than two months, with the possibility that he could return to play after four weeks.last_img read more

Cab Cam – Planting at 10 MPH!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Thanks to the new John Deere ExactEmerge row units, Nate Douritas, the Farm Manager at Farm Science Review, is planting soybeans at over 10 MPH. That works out to be about 50 acres an hour! See the new planter in action with this Cab Cam from Ty Higgins of The Ohio Ag Net.last_img

Wine is big business in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly Detwiler, OCJ food writerNothing attracts middle-aged women more than wine. A 2013 Gallup poll states that wine continues to rank as the top beverage choice for those 50 years and older, with women doing most of the buying. This is good news for the Ohio Wine Industry. Ohio Wine is big business producing over 5.93 million gallons of wine retailing for over 61 million dollars annually making us the sixth largest wine producer in the country. The Ohio Grape Industries says there are 265 wineries in the state and that continues to grow. A winery is where wine is produced. A vineyard is anywhere 1+ grape vine is planted. Agriculturally speaking, Ohio ranks ninth in grape production with over 1,500 acres of grapes growing creating 1.3 billion dollars annually.Wine tourism plays a vital role in Ohio’s wine business attracting over 1.37 million tourists a year. Ohiowines.org and findohiowines.com are great resources for all you wine lovers. Research Ohio Wines to find which of the nine wine trails you want to explore. Search Ohio Wines for local wineries, winery events near you and check out a super cool incentive program called VIP (Visitor’s incentive program). It’s so easy to sign up. I signed Paul up. He loves to try new wine, so I’m sure he’ll love it. You get points for visiting wineries! You can win all kinds of wine things from chillers, coolers to huggers.Wine tastings seem to be all the rage. Four years ago, we wanted to add an event at our farm that fit into our vision that includes fun, rustic, relaxed and bringing people back to the farm. Mike and Diane from Bokes Creek Winery in Raymond joined us for our inaugural wine tasting and have returned annually. Diane tells me the story goes that when they purchased the property it was overflowing with wild blackberries, and other wild fruits. She began making pies but soon it was out of control. A friend suggested they try making fruit wine. History was made as they dabbled in winemaking, started their winery and sold their first 400 bottles in 2011.Today, they have a tasting room where they feature live music, open mic nights and share their wines by the glass, bottle or case. Mike and Diane love to share their wines with the low-key, relaxing, laid-back crowds that come to the winery. They are currently making 19 wines and shwines. What’s a shwine? A shwine is their trademark name on a cross between moonshine (brandy) and wine. I’m not much for wine but I’ve tasted a few of these and they are sweet and tickle my taste buds just right.Bokes Creek produced over 7,400 bottles in 2017. It’s been an incredible journey from that original 400 bottles. They have tailored their fruits and grapes to what works best at their location. Most of their wines feature fruit. They grow red and black raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries and strawberries, supplementing with local berries as needed. They are cultivating seven, soon to be nine, types of grapes including a new variety called Chardonel. Chardonel is a hybrid grape cross of a chardonnay and Seyvel that does very well in Ohio growing conditions. Diane states that they love to pair their wine with certain dishes. Blackberry Bling goes great with tomato dishes, Rhubarb Ruckus is perfect with fried foods and Frontenac is ideal with steak and potatoes. Diane says now they have plenty of wine and buy their pies. It’s no wonder that in 2017, WCMH featured them as one of the best wineries in central Ohio.Discover the VIP program as well as wineries, wine events and wine trails near you. Cheers to you, this Ohio Wines Month! Eat well and healthy,ShellyBeef Tenderloin with Bacon, Shallots and Port Wine ReductionMaize Valley Winery this recipe started as the entree course for one of our monthly, multi-course vintner Dinners. It soon made its way to our catering menu for special events 1 1/2 pounds large shallots (about 24), halved lengthwise, peeled3 tablespoons olive oil6 cups canned beef broth1 1/2 cups tawny Port (Maize Valley’s Little Red Pecker Port-style Wine)1 tablespoon tomato paste2 3- to 3 1/4-pound beef tenderloins (large ends), trimmed2 teaspoons dried thyme7 bacon slices, chopped6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour1 large bunch watercressPosition rack in center of oven and preheat to 375°F. In 9-inch-diameter pie pan, toss shallots with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Roast until shallots are deep brown and very tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.Boil broth and Port in large saucepan until reduced to 3 3/4 cups, about 30 minutes. Whisk in tomato paste. (Shallots and broth mixture can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill.)Pat beef dry; sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. In large roasting pan set over medium heat, sauté bacon until golden, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels. Add beef to pan; brown on all sides over medium-high heat, about 7 minutes. Transfer pan to oven; roast beef until meat thermometer inserted into center registers 125°F for medium-rare, about 45 minutes. Transfer beef to platter. Tent loosely with foil.Spoon fat off top of pan drippings in roasting pan. Place roasting pan over high heat. Add broth mixture and bring to boil, scraping up any browned bits. Transfer to medium saucepan; bring to simmer. Mix 3 tablespoons butter and flour in small bowl to form smooth paste; whisk into broth mixture and simmer until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Whisk in 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in roasted shallots and reserved bacon. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Cut beef into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Spoon some sauce over. Garnish with watercress. Pass remaining sauce. Apple Cake with Wine Sauce findohiowines.comBest of Show, First Place, Dessert category, 2003 Ohio State Fair, Mary Miller 3 Ohio apples (1 ½ lbs, peeled, calved, cored and cut into eighths) ¼ C. sugar 1 c. of Meier’s Haut SauterneFor Batter: 2 c. flour 1 tsp. Baking soda 1 tsp. Cream of Tartar ¼ tsp. Salt 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ c. sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla extract 2 large eggs ¾ c. milk ¼ tsp. Ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. Ground nutmegFor sauce: ¾ c. sugar 1 c. Meier’s Haut Sauterne  In a saucepan combine ¼ c. sugar, and 1 c. of wine. Bring to a boil, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples are softened but not broken down – about 8 minutes. Let the apples cool in syrup for 15 minutes. Set a strainer over a bowl and drain the apples, reserving the syrup. Set aside:Preheat oven to 350° and butter and flour a 9-inch spring form pan.In a large bowl, using and electric mixer beat the butter with ½ c. of sugar at medium speed until fluffy. Add in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Beat well. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients in three batches, alternating with the milk.Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.Arrange the apple slices on the batter in concentric circles and press them in halfway.In a bowl, mix 2 tsp. of the sugar with the cinnamon and nutmeg.Sprinkle evenly over the apples. Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for one hour or until golden and risen – and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Take the cake out of the oven.In a medium saucepan, simmer the remaining ¾ c. sugar with the 1 c. of wine over moderate heat until deep amber caramel forms – about 12 minutes. Remove from heat immediately. Whisk in reserved apple syrup. Brush ½ c. of the syrup all over the cake and let cool.Remove the spring from the ring and transfer the cake to a serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve warm with the remaining syrup. One Skillet Wonder findohiowines.com2013 Ohio State Fair, Elaine Moscato, Columbus, Ohio 1½ c. Mon Ami White Catawba 2 lb. Chicken 1½c. Red Potatoes ½ tsp. Onion Powder ½ tsp. Garlic ½ tsp. Thyme ½ tsp. Salt 1 c. Water 2 Tbsp. Butter ¼ c. Flour 4 Servings of Rice Large skillet stove top on high, brown chicken breast.Add onion powder, garlic, thyme and saltAdd ½c. of wine, cook chicken until wine is reduced down.Add diced red potatoes, cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Remove chicken and potatoes from skillet.Add butter and flour.Stir until a rue is created.Add water, then wine, stirring creating the gravy.Place chicken and potatoes back into pan.Reduce heat to medium and allow to cook for 15 minutes.Serve over rice.last_img read more

SPORTINGPULSE AWARDED RISING STAR

first_imgOnsport Newsletter (an online sports publication) has reported that SportingPulse have been awarded a Rising Star award in the 2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program. SportingPulse is a Melbourne-based IT company providing a competition and management software package, available to be used by all ATA associations. “The ATA use this software for the management of all ATA tournaments. It enables us to electronically lodge all results and information and display it in a way that is easy for people to access and use. The uploading of information to an association’s SportingPulse web page allows the information to be viewed immediately.” Says Mr Pratt. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 reward program recognises fast growing technology companies in both the public and private sector. The program has two award sections with the first being the Fast 50, which is judged on revenue growth from 2001-2003, and the second being the Rising Star, which recognises those emerging companies who may not yet meet all the eligibility criteria for the Fast 50. Rising Star entrants were judged on other criteria such as the company’s core focus, market, management team and technical sustainability for example. SportingPulse was ineligible in the Fast 50 because of the first year’s revenue, but growth over the last two years sees SportingPulse ranked as the second highest growth tech company in Australia, with growth of over 2000%. SportingPulse has proven it can reduce the time commitment of running touch competitions, therefore allowing managers to focus on other aspects of the sports development. It also provides an avenue for constant communication with affiliates and can help lift the profile of touch and your members. For sponsors, the SportingPulse site is one with prominent exposure, which can encourage better relationships and greater opportunities with sponsors. For the website managers and affiliates, SportingPulse provides many different options such as pages for news, sponsors, events, links, photo galleries, news archives, site statistics, mailing lists, contacts and more. For further information regarding SportingPulse in general or to set up the program for your association, contact your State body or Jon Pratt at the ATA. By Rachel Moylelast_img read more

16 days agoBrighton boss Potter dips into pocket to help Ostersunds rescue fund

first_imgBrighton boss Potter dips into pocket to help Ostersunds rescue fundby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter has dipped into his pocket to help Ostersunds’ rescue fund.The Swedish club is battling to stay financially afloat this season.Former OFK coach Potter has contributed to the club’s fighting fund to pay back a tax debt.A statement on the club’s Facebook page read: “OFK’s former coach Graham Potter, together with his colleagues at Brighton, Björn Hamberg, Billy Reid and Kyle Macaulay, went in and made a big contribution to ÖFK in our ‘I believe in this’ campaign. “A big thank you to these four coaches for helping us!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

14 days agoWolves chairman Jeff Shi confirms they’re seeking new investment

first_imgWolves chairman Jeff Shi confirms they’re seeking new investmentby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves chairman Jeff Shi says the club are seeking money from investors.Chinese group, Fosun International, bought Wolves in 2016 for £45m and have invested huge funds to take the club from the Championship to the Premier League.After qualifying for the Europa League this season, Shi says Wolves want to continue improving.”We welcome any new partnership, new funding, new sponsorship to help us, to grow together with us,” he told China Global Television Network.”And to push the club to a high level in the future.”Shi added that Wolves that the club hope to redevelop Molineux over the next three to four years in order to expand the capacity to 46,000. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Leonard Fournette Can Squat 400 Pounds Pretty Easily

first_imgLeonard Fournette squats during workouts.Leonard Fournette SquatWe’ve already covered here how much of a beast LSU running back Leonard Fournette is. He’s an incredible talent on the field and by the looks of things, a hard worker off of it.Today, Fournette posted a video on Twitter showing him squatting 400 pounds with ease. I had to take a lost so I could cherish this ish @1future 400 easy @LSUfball pic.twitter.com/C1MaFU2SEL— 7⃣ (@_fournette) February 16, 2016That weight is nothing for him. SEC defenders beware.last_img

Video: Philip Rivers Gave A Passionate Speech To NC State’s Players

first_imgPhilip Rivers talks to Geno Smith before a game.CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Philip Rivers #17 and Geno Smith #3 of the Los Angeles Chargers warm up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Before Philip Rivers was a star NFL quarterback, he tore it up for the NC State Wolfpack, throwing for over 13,000 yards and 95 touchdowns. This past weekend, he was on-campus at his alma mater to help the program’s current squad prepare for the 2016 season.Rivers, in the video below, gives a passionate speech to the team, telling the players to do everything in their life “hard.” He also expressed a desire to get on the field with them right then and there. Enjoy, NC State fans:last_img