LA Dodgers to move radio home back to KABC after 10-year absence

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Scully will return next year for his 59th season with the Dodgers, while Monday and Steiner recently signed extensions. The deal calls for KABC to host a weekly call-in show on Sunday nights, along with pre- and post-game shows and several specials during the season. The Dodgers also will be promoted on sister station KLOS-FM. The deal ends the Dodgers’ five-year run on KFWB-AM. Its offer on a new deal was taken off the table in September. The Dodgers also will switch their Spanish-language home next season, moving from KWKW to KHJ. The Dodgers are moving their radio home to KABC-AM next season, the same station that carried the team’s broadcasts from 1973-97. The multiyear deal announced Monday takes effect on Nov. 1, and gives KABC the rights to broadcast all 162 regular-season games and 15 spring training games. KABC’s radio signal covers all five counties in the Los Angeles area and games will be provided to nearly 20 stations across California and the nation. The radio broadcast team of Vin Scully, Rick Monday and Charley Steiner will remain in place. last_img read more

PRINGLE COMMENDS FISHERMEN ON QUOTA PROTEST

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has today commended the fisherman who gave away his catch of monkfish rather than throw it back in the sea because of EU rules.Speaking on the matter today, the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated: “It was a brave decision by this skipper from Co. Wexford to highlight the crazy situation on Irish fishing quotas.“This action which highlights a campaign to oppose the EU rule that requires over-quota fish to be discarded is an admirable move to demonstrate the hardship and grave injustice that our fishermen are experiencing.” At present in Irish waters the French have 47% of the monkfish quota and the Spanish have 22%, leaving the Irish with only 7% of this take in our own waters – a situation described as ‘utterly ridiculous” by Deputy Pringle.“These 5,000 kilos of monkfish which skipper Seamus O’Flaherty caught was his monthly quota which was fished in 5 days, leaving this man unable to monkfish for three weeks now.“While it is of the upmost importance that our waters are not overfished, this event symbolises the plight of our fishermen who have such a small quota in our own waters compared to our European neighbours,” added Pringle.“I am therefore calling on Minister Coveney and the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority not to prosecute this man for what I view as a legitimate protest.” PRINGLE COMMENDS FISHERMEN ON QUOTA PROTEST was last modified: October 5th, 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:fishquotaThomas Pringlelast_img read more

Manchester City-linked Bayern Munich star has no interest in moving on

first_img1 Franck Ribery in action for Bayern Munich Franck Ribery, a reported target for incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, has revealed he turned down a lucrative offer from China to stay at Bayern Munich.The flying French winger has been one of the names suggested as a summer arrival at the Etihad, when his current manager Guardiola takes over.However, the 32-year-old says he expects to stay with the Bundesliga giants for at least another two years and has already rejected the chance to move.Ribery told Bild: “Money is not the most important thing for me. If I wanted more money, I should have left for China.“I had an offer, but I am not interested. I want to have fun with the fans here, and win more titles at Bayern, that’s my club. I am still hungry for more titles.“I’ve been here for nearly nine years, and will turn 33 in April. However, I don’t have a lot of time left [here], maybe two or three more years.”last_img read more

‘We know he can do it’ – Newcastle confident rookie ‘keeper can fill Elliot void

first_img Karl Darlow in action for Newcastle 1 Rafael Benitez is backing Karl Darlow to rise to the challenge of helping Newcastle secure Premier League survival.The club’s third choice goalkeeper is in line to play in the final eight fixtures of the campaign after Rob Elliot suffered a serious knee injury on international duty.Elliot had been in outstanding form for the Magpies since stepping in to deputise for Tim Krul, who has been out since October with a similar problem.Darlow will now be thrown into action for Saturday’s crucial clash with relegation rivals Norwich at Carrow Road.The 25-year-old can list just one Premier League game – a 1-0 defeat at West Brom in which he was at fault for the goal – among his two appearances to date for the Magpies.But new boss Benitez is confident he will not let the club down.He said: “It’s not good news, but you have to concentrate on what you can do. We have to support Darlow.“Mentally he’s right to come in, he’s confident and we know he can do it. He’s not played a lot of Premier League games, but he has experience in the Championship.“We have not really done anything extra with Karl. We have another training session today and will keep an eye on him, but he’s trained well.”Elliot’s misfortune – he will also miss the Euro 2016 finals, where he had a chance of establishing himself as Ireland’s number one keeper – struck just two games into Benitez’s reign, but he revealed the 29-year-old was taking a philosophical view.He said: “It was very bad news for us and for him, but I saw him the day after and he was quite confident he’d be back as soon as possible.“He’s very positive and I was surprised because it’s a bad time for him. We can do nothing at the moment. We can’t sign another keeper – I saw something (reported) that we can, but no we can’t.“We have to wait and support him and hopefully he’s back as soon as possible.”Benitez has something of a selection headache for the game at Carrow Road with midfielder Moussa Sissoko likely to line up at left-back in the absence of the injured Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara and Kevin Mbabu and suspended midfielder Jack Colback, who filled in there against Sunderland.However, the Spaniard insists nothing will be decided this weekend even in a game against one of the few clubs his side can realistically catch.He said: “We have to be ready to do well in the last seven games after this, to try to win them. It doesn’t matter who you play – Manchester City, Tottenham – you can win.“We have to approach each game with confidence and try each time to be a little better.”last_img read more

We are improving – why not? Boss believes Man City can go all the way in Europe

first_imgManuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City can end a historic season with the Champions League crown after impressively dispatching of Paris St Germain.The Etihad Stadium witnessed one of City’s greatest European nights on Tuesday as they followed up an impressive 2-2 first-leg draw in France with a deserved 1-0 victory.Kevin De Bruyne’s fantastic strike as the clock wound down rubber-stamped progress from this tough-looking quarter-final, taking City through to the final four of European club football’s top competition for the first time.Pellegrini’s former club Real Madrid are potential opponents in the semi-finals, where they will be joined by either Atletico Madrid or Barcelona and the victor of the tie between Benfica and Bayern Munich.Such opposition does not overly concern the City boss, though, if they can replicate their second-leg display against PSG.“Of course,” Pellegrini said when asked if he was convinced City could be crowned Europe’s best.“Of course because I think it is one of the targets of this club, to try and improve every year (in this competition). I know that we receive a lot of criticism for different reasons, but I think that we are improving every year.“I am sure it is not easy because you have very strong teams in Europe, but I am sure the target of this club is to win the Champions League.“But not only winning the Champions League (will mean) that the project at this club is finished. I think they want to continue in the long-term, trying to improve in every sense in every department.“One of the targets is to win, of course, some day the Champions League. Of course, this season, next season.“If you are in the semi-final, you know you have to play against a very big team of Europe, but playing in the way we did tonight I think that we played better than Paris St Germain.“That is a very strong team with very good players.“We have a lot of trust that we can play against anyone in the way we played tonight.”last_img read more

‘I’ll drop him to Carrington!’ Chelsea and Man United fans react to £60m gossip

first_imgJose Mourinho is reportedly planning on raiding former club Chelsea, once he takes over at Manchester United.The Portuguese’s deal to replace Louis van Gaal is reportedly being held up by image rights negotiations with the Blues, but he is edging closer to being officially named manager at Old Trafford.And, inevitably, reports over who he is interested in signing at his new club continue to gather pace.Besides speculation about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mourinho is apparently eyeing a £60m move for Chelsea attacker Willian.So, how do Chelsea and Manchester United fans feel about the possibility of this happening? Find out below… 1 The Brazilian was one of few players to end Chelsea’s season with his reputation unblemished last_img read more

Singer-composer Lawley dies at 58

first_imgLinda Lawley, who began singing as a teenager and went on to perform on Broadway and become a songwriter and producer, died of cancer last month in her Woodland Hills home. She was 58. Lawley’s musical career began at age 16 in Gulfport, Miss. She sang folk music in clubs along the Gulf Coast before joining Eternity’s Children, a Southern rock band, in 1966. Lawley landed parts on the Broadway stage after the group disbanded in 1970. Lawley was a cast member of the musical “Hair,” “The Earl of Ruston” and a rock musical based on the plays of Euripides, “Iphigenia.” She also appeared on the London stage in “Iphigenia.” “Linda had a very big and rich voice. She could sing rock and roll or big ballads. She was very talented but she didn’t play up her own ability,” said her husband, Danny Pelfrey. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“She was a creative person – an extraordinary and almost artistic cook. She did great paintings. She liked gardening – roses – but wild and free, not structured. She was the finest person I’ve ever met. I don’t know how I got so lucky.” Lawley worked with an eclectic group of singers and musicians after her stage career. She did studio work with B.J. Thomas – including recording a duet on the album “Songs” – and with the Wicked Lester band that evolved into Kiss. She toured around the world as a backup singer with Petula Clark. The Carpenters recorded a song Lawley co-wrote with Margaret Dorn, “Kiss Me the Way You Did Last Night.” Lawley and her husband toured with Carole King in the early 1990s. Lawley was a member of the rock band Thieves in the late 1970s and of Roommates, a Los Angeles-based cabaret act, during the 1980s. After her marriage in 1991 to Pelfrey, she concentrated on co-writing and producing music with her husband and creating Amusicon, their musical library. “Linda was one of the most loving and intelligent people you’d ever meet. She was down-to-earth and had empathy for people,” said friend Helen Yu, a Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney. “When she set her mind to a goal, she made it happen.” “She always had time for her friends, old and new. She was thoughtful and generous with her friends. She had a depth of life experience and emotional intelligence. She knew about things. I could ask her advice about personal things like love, marriage, investments, dogs. She was my mentor in life. I miss her.” Linda Lawley was born April 18, 1949, in Stillwater, Okla. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Danny; a sister, Kathy Lawley Kendrick; and a brother, Eugene “Trey” Lawley III. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. Lawley was cremated, and her ashes will be scattered in Cambria, Calif. Donations in her memory can be sent to Sarcoma Foundation of America, P.O. Box 458, Damascus, MD 20872. For more information, go to www.curesarcoma.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Team mascot `Puckhead’ suffers burns

first_imgJOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A man who plays the role of Puckhead, the unofficial mascot of the Johnstown Chiefs hockey team, was burned when his fake beard and jersey ignited during a fire-breathing stunt that went awry. John Robertson, who has played the role for several years, was entertaining the crowd before the start of a game Friday night against the Reading Royals when he was injured, Chiefs general manager Toby O’Brien said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Associated Press According to witnesses, Robertson poured the flammable liquid into his mouth and tried to light it, but it didn’t work. When he tried a second time, Robertson’s fake beard and jersey caught fire. An arena employee rushed out to help Robertson pull off his jersey as Robertson tore off the beard. Robertson sustained minimal face and chest burns, O’Brien said, and was transported to Conemaugh Memorial Hospital for overnight observation and then released. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Federer has no problems in victory

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia – Top-ranked Roger Federer dispatched wild-card entry Denis Istomin in the first round of the Australian Open today, cruising to a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory. Federer was broken once, when he was serving for the second set, and faced only three break points in the 83-minute match. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “It’s never really easy,” said Federer, who met Istomin for the first time in the locker room before the match. “As long as I win, I’m happy – it was a good start.” Istomin, a 19-year-old from Uzbekistan, is ranked 195th. Playing in his first top-tier event, he had some highlights. He twice aced Federer as he held in the sixth game of the second set. He had eight aces overall, against only two for Federer. “I played good today, but had too many unforced errors,” said Istomin, who had 39 unforced errors. “It was very good for my career … he gave me seven games.” Federer next plays the winner of Tuesday’s late match between South Korea’s Lee Hyung-taik and Germany’s Florian Mayer. Former No. 2-ranked Tommy Haas, who upset Federer in the Kooyong exhibition last week, had a 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 win over 14th-seeded Richard Gasquet. Gasquet was one of only four players to beat Federer in 2005. No. 12 Dominik Hrbaty beat Austria’s Oliver Marach 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 and Juan Ignacio Chela ousted Andy Murray 6-1, 6-3, 6-3, leaving Britain without a player in the second round at Melbourne Park. Women’s No. 2 Kim Clijsters beat South Korea’s Cho Yoon-jeong 6-3, 6-0, winning the past 11 games after dropping serve twice. Clijsters showed signs of being bothered by a left hip strain that forced her out of the Sydney International last week. French women Mary Pierce and Amelie Mauresmo advanced in contrasting fashion. Fifth-seeded Pierce, the 1995 Australian Open champion and a finalist at the French and U.S. Opens last season, breezed past local wild-card entry Nicole Pratt 6-1, 6-1 in 52 minutes. Mauresmo, winner of the season-ending WTA Championship in November, struggled at times in a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over China’s Sun Tiantian, a doubles gold medalist at the Athens Olympics. She was broken three times in the two-hour match and converted only six of her 15 breakpoint chances, starting 0-6 until she got her breakthrough in the second set. “It’s two months now since we finished The Championships. I guess it’s tough to keep the momentum going when you have such a long period between these two big events without having competition,” Mauresmo said. Seventh-seeded Patty Schnyder beat Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-4, 6-3 and No. 12 Anastasia Myskina, the 2004 French Open champion, beat Yuliana Myskina 7-6 (6), 6-1. Defending champion Serena Williams got a bit of a scare in the second set before dispatching 52nd-ranked Li Na of China 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-2. Williams, on a 15-match winning streak at Melbourne Park after winning the title in 2003 and ’05 and skipping the ’04 tournament, will play Camille Pin in the next round. Pironkova, an 18-year-old Bulgarian ranked No. 94 entering the tournament, will play American Laura Granville. Among the men, No. 2-seeded Andy Roddick, his big serve producing only seven aces, downed Michael Lammer of Switzerland 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Masters Cup champion David Nalbandian overcame Thai qualifier Danai Udomchoke 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-7 (4), 6-1. Other men advancing were No. 7 Ivan Ljubicic, No. 11 David Ferrer, No. 17 Radek Stepanek, No. 18 Mario Ancic and No. 20 James Blake. Taylor Dent, Carlos Moya and Tim Henman were ousted. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The overwhelming favorite for the title, Federer lost only one point on his serve in the second set until he made three uncharacteristic, erratic errors to give Istomin the break in the second-to-last game. Federer drew a near-capacity crowd to Rod Laver Arena for the first match of the day. While the crowd was cheering for Istomin to mount a comeback and extend the match for a while, Federer finished it off with a service winner, then basked in a standing ovation. last_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO OF STAG BEING SHOT IN DONEGAL

first_imgIT is a video on YouTube that may horrify some readers.To others it’s a normal part of the hunting season. What do you think?You can leave your comments below:DDTV: VIDEO OF STAG BEING SHOT IN DONEGAL was last modified: September 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:deer hunt in Donegallast_img read more