Baseball: Spring action ready to begin

first_imgGiven a little time to think it over, Leyland said he might hold off a little bit and not run the drill when the AL champions hold their opening workout Friday. “I’m not going to do that the first day because I don’t want to draw attention to everything,” he said. “I don’t want these guys paranoid about it. It’s going to be pretty boring if the main attraction at spring training is watching PFP.” Seems like it was just a few minutes ago that Adam Wainwright struck out Brandon Inge, ending one of the dullest World Series. After an offseason filled with the usual tumult of Barry Bonds, steroids, Yankees-Red Sox competition and free-agent switches, it’s time for fun in the sun. Perhaps Bonds and the Giants will finalize their $15.8 million, one-year contract by the time San Francisco’s position players work out for the first time Feb. 20. Boston’s regulars are due to start workouts two days later, and maybe J.D. Drew will be added to the Red Sox roster by then – his $70 million, five-year deal still hasn’t been completed, even though the team announced it two weeks ago. Players start reporting to major league camps Tuesday, with the first official workouts of the year two days later. None are likely to be observed more intently than pitcher’s fielding practice at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla. Detroit pitchers made a record five errors in throwing away the World Series, sparking the mind of manager Jim Leyland. “I know this sounds crazy, but I’m going to have the grounds crew sprinkle out in front of home plate and make it wet on a couple of occasions, and have them work it and pick up the ball and work in wet conditions,” he said before St. Louis finished off the Tigers last October. Daisuke Matsuzaka will be joining Drew in Fort Myers, Fla., getting lots of attention as he reports to the Red Sox. Boston paid $51,111,111 to buy his rights, then signed him to a $52 million, six-year deal. “One of the things I was most worried about in coming over here was obviously the food. But to my surprise, I found the vegetables are great, the fish tastes great,” he said through a translator as spring training approached. Out in Arizona, Zito will make the switch to Giants’ camp in Scottsdale, a short drive from Oakland’s complex in Phoenix. After receiving the largest contract for a pitcher, he’ll provide a diversion from the daily scrutiny of Bonds. “To play with Barry Bonds is something I think every guy would want to do,” Zito said. “It gave me chills actually. It’s great to be mentioned in the same sentence as Barry Bonds. I used to watch Barry growing up.” Bonds starts the year with 734 homers, 21 shy of Hank Aaron’s record. If he doesn’t get indicted in the federal investigation into illegal steroids distribution – the Giants inserted a clause in his contract giving them the right to terminate the deal if he is indicted – Bonds could break the record this year. That would put the spotlight on commissioner Bud Selig, whose enthusiasm for the 42-year-old’s chase will be in focus if Bonds approaches the mark. “You can’t predict what’s going to happen,” Bonds said. “Pray to God my body holds up” While Bonds stayed put, some big names moved. The New York Yankees sent Gary Sheffield to Detroit and Randy Johnson to Arizona, brought back Andy Pettitte from Houston and hope to add Roger Clemens – if he doesn’t stay in Houston or return to the Red Sox, his original team. “I’m failing at retirement,” said the 44-year-old, seven-time Cy Young Award winner. “Let’s just face it. I’m failing miserably at it.” AP Sports Writers Larry Lage, Janie McCauley, Ken Peters and Howard Ulman contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Detroit pitchers will try to get those infield throws down, Dice-K will make the transition to American-style baseball and Barry Zito will start justifying the $126 million that’s become attached to his name. That’s right: It’s time for pitchers and catchers. last_img read more


first_imgBallyare 10k 2011 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club PAURIC McKinney from Letterkenny AC won the Ballyare 10k on Friday night.Watch our video of him crossing the line at Carrs of the Diamond.All the results are below:1 3 33.25 Pauric Mc Kinney SM Letterkenny A C 2 112 34.25 Johnny Patton SM Letterkenny A C3 48 34.35 Gary Slevin SM City Of Derry4 2 36.57 Ciaran Carlin M40+ Finn Valley A C5 9 37.00 Martin Gormley M45+ Letterkenny A C6 21 37.01 Jude O’ Donnell SM Letterkenny A C7 78 37.39 Kieran Mc Bride JM Letterkenny A C 8 20 38.02 Dara Mc Nulty M40+ Foyle Valley9 1 38.04 Pat Hegarty M50+ Finn Valley A C10 18 38.26 Kevin Connolly SM Lifford A C11 106 38.48 Mark Connolly M50+ Finn Valley A C 12 4 39.21 Tom Thompson M40+ Finn Valley A C13 55 39.53 Glen Duncan SM Letterkenny A C14 59 39.54 Enda Doherty SM Finn Valley A C15 6 39.59 Joe Hegarty M45+ Finn Valley A C16 56 40.01 Pádraig Friel SM Letterkenny A C17 24 40.09 Michael Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C18 36 40.44 Hugh Coll SM Individual19 31 40.45 James Gibbons M45+ Finn Valley A C20 22 40.57 Shane Mc Nulty SM Finn Valley A C21 25 41.07 Bernard Mc Cabe M50+ Finn Valley A C22 93 41.12 Joe Gallagher SM Individual23 89 41.27 Shiela Regan SW Letterkenny A C24 5 41.41 Kevin Piper SM Individual25 17 42.06 Maurice Sharkey SM Lifford A C26 113 42.13 Barry Coyle SM Individual27 83 42.18 Tim Flanaghan M45+ Individual28 61 42.18 Mark Daly SM Individual29 11 42.35 Martin Devenny SM Individual30 34 42.42 Andy Scanlan M45+ Finn Valley A C31 23 42.51 Jim Shields M60+ Finn Valley A C32 109 43.06 Seamus Morrisan M45+ Letterkenny A C33 95 43.27 Aorian Gill SM Individual34 67 43.45 Lee Gildea SM Letterkenny A C35 65 43.47 Gerard Mullen SM Letterkenny A C36 27 43.53 Clive Boyce SM Individual37 54 44.10 Hugh O’ Donnell M45+ Individual38 47 44.11 Curly Coyle SM Individual39 82 44.24 Shane Neary SM Individual40 64 44.27 Roy Hunter M50+ Individual41 13 44.38 Pauric Sweeney M40+ Individual42 86 46.02 Kenny Graham SM Individual43 101 46.13 Steven Shiels M40+ Individual44 102 46.13 Noel Lynch M40+ Letterkenny A C45 28 46.15 Adian Cannon SM Individual46 29 46.16 Marie Boyle SW Individual47 35 46.26 Duane Long JM Finn Valley A C48 32 46.28 Martin Anderson M40+ Finn Valley A C49 26 46.30 Kieran Gallagher SM Individual50 73 46.33 Lester Dobson M40+ Letterkenny A C51 71 46.53 James Whoriskey SM Individual52 92 46.53 Bill Vaughan M45+ Individual53 91 46.54 Eunan Mc Bride M50+ Letterkenny A C54 104 47.05 Gloira Donaghey W50+ Finn Valley A C55 75 47.08 Paul Wilkinson SM Finn Valley A C56 85 47.23 Seamus Ferry M40+ Individual57 41 47.28 Ray Mc Gahy M40+ Individual58 76 47.38 Daniel Carr JM Letterkenny A C59 7 47.49 Daniel Cullen SM Letterkenny A C60 63 48.01 Gerard Bryceland M50+ Individual61 77 48.09 Shane Doherty JM Individual62 108 48.19 Nancy Mc Namee W45+ Finn Valley A C63 98 48.28 Kevin Coyle SM Individual64 60 48.28 Colin Mc Taggert SM Unattached65 43 48.49 James Doherty M60+ Individual66 53 48.57 Emma Mc Gee SW Individual67 70 48.58 Margaret Shiels W40+ Individual68 12 49.20 Paul Lee M45+ Individual69 15 49.26 Finian Ferry JM Individual70 38 49.27 Nigel Black M40+ Letterkenny A C71 90 49.29 Michael Kerr SM Individual72 37 49.31 Pat Mc Kenna W40+ Letterkenny A C73 39 49.32 Aidan Mc Kenna M40+ Letterkenny A C74 74 49.42 Anne Doherty W45+ Individual75 88 49.51 John Carr SM Unattached76 94 50.25 Drew Doherty M50+ Finn Valley A C77 58 50.28 Rosaleen Doherty SW Letterkenny A C78 16 50.43 Pat Ferry M40+ Individual79 52 51.00 Catherine Mc Kinley SW Individual80 79 51.09 Katie Friel SW Individual81 30 51.12 Marian Kerr W35+ Individual82 96 51.30 Joe Coyle SM Individual83 42 51.38 Viona Coyle W35+ Letterkenny A C84 8 51.53 Dympna Barrett W45+ Individual85 69 52.31 Amanda Mc Nulty SW Individual86 44 52.43 Laurna Mc Laughlin SW Individual87 10 52.51 Maura O’ Grady W45+ Individual88 33 52.59 Sylvester Hiemstron M40+ Individual89 62 53.08 Jerry Durning M50+ Individual90 84 53.28 David Mc Elwaine M40+ Individual91 100 53.33 Philip During M45+ Individual92 80 53.49 Debbie Houston SW Individual93 81 53.52 Josie Flanaghan M45+ Individual94 49 54.22 Laura Corbett W40+ Letterkenny A C95 103 54.37 Grace Friel W45+ Individual96 72 54.38 Eunan Gormley M40+ Individual97 97 54.39 Chuck Mc Daid SM Individual98 40 55.14 Maria O’ Donnell SW Individual99 115 55.16 Una Maguire JW Individual100 114 55.17 Paul Good SM Individual101 116 55.26 Darragh Mc Gahey SM Individual102 66 55.42 Adelle Kelly SW Individual103 117 55.44 Ronan Mc Sorley SM Individual104 68 56.02 Linda Smyth SW Individual105 107 56.32 Ruth Mc Crudden W40+ Individual106 51 57.07 Elaine Martin W40+ Individual107 50 57.18 Mary Martin W50+ Finn Valley A C108 14 57.55 Ronan Doherty JM Individual109 105 60.04 Sinead Collins W35+ Finn Valley A C110 111 62.30 Mairead Mangan SW Individual111 57 62.42 Brenda O’ Neill SW Individual112 110 63.25 Brenda Boyce SW Individual113 19 64.47 Owen Hegarty SM Individual114 87 64.47 Yvonne O’ Donnell SW Individual115 45 70.15 Aodh Mc Cormick M40+ Individual116 46 70.15 Roisin Mc Cormick W40+ IndividualDDTV VIDEO: ALL THE RESULTS OF THE BALLYARE 10K was last modified: August 19th, 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)last_img read more