Chris McCosky The Detroit News Published 12:51 PM EST Jan 28, 2019 Detroit – Ask Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones about his mindset heading into spring training and he will give you the same answer he gave you the year before and the year before that: “It’s the same,” he said. “I am just excited to back to spring training, excited to get back to competing.” But he knows this year is different. He’s heard what general manager Al Avila has said. That one of the organizational tasks in 2019 is to determine if Jones can be the everyday center fielder going forward. Avila said it again at TigerFest last weekend. “JaCoby Jones ended up as the best defensive outfielder in the game last year, according to the numbers,” Avila said. “We need to see if he can improve his hitting and become an All Star.” If he hits, he’s an All Star. If he continues to hit in the low-.200s and strikeout 30 percent of the time, then … [Read more...] about Will swing change lead to breakout year for Detroit Tigers’ JaCoby Jones?
By Jon Poorman Published 10:27 pm CST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 PHOTOS: See what celebrities showed up for Chris Paul's bowling event in The Woodlands Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets warms up as he prepares to compete in his annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational at Bowlero The Woodlands, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in The Woodlands. Browse through the photos above to see who participated in the CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational on Thursday night ... less PHOTOS: See what celebrities showed up for Chris Paul's bowling event in The Woodlands Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets warms up as he prepares to compete in his annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational at ... more Photo: Jason Fochtman/Staff Photographer Photo: Jason Fochtman/Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of … [Read more...] about Rockets’ Chris Paul brings out stars for bowling event
0 Have your say Chris Maguire says he had the last laugh against Newcastle United supporters following the 4-0 Checkatrade Trophy win. The forward provided two assists from corners before scoring a superb strike as Sunderland put four past Ben Dawson's Under-21 Newcastle side in a commanding second half display to reach the last eight of the competition. Maguire was on the end of some stick from the 2,800-strong away end at the Stadium of Light before helping to turn the game in Sunderland's favour.He cupped his ears to the Newcastle supporters after scoring in the 78th minute.Maguire said: "If you try and give me abuse then I'll have the last laugh - and I did!"It was an unusual set of circumstances for Jack Ross and his Sunderland squad with the Checkatrade Trophy a first team competition for the Black Cats this season. They were drawn against Newcastle United's Under-21 side in the last 16.Ross named a strong side with just six changes from the team that … [Read more...] about Sunderland ace Chris Maguire’s message to Newcastle fans after THAT celebration in Checkatrade win
By Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle Published 9:47 pm CST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, passes to center Clint Capela (15) as Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) less Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, passes to center Clint Capela (15) as Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Miami. (AP ... more Photo: Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Photo: Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, passes to center Clint Capela (15) as Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside defends during the … [Read more...] about Rockets fall to Heat as Chris Paul leaves with an injury
First time around - King's Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve has brought in Ian Culverhouse for the second time Picture: Ian Burt Ian Culverhouse – returning football manager and master of disguise... CHRIS LAKEY looks at his return to the King’s Lynn Town managerial hot-seat Goalkeeper Paul Bastock will be Ian Culverhouse's assistant Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAny King’s Lynn Town fans who managed to identify the face – hidden behind a hood and zipped up jacket – of the man sitting in the main stand at The Walks on Wednesday evening (and there were more than a few) would have had an inkling that something was afoot.Huddled up against the cold, but more likely in an attempt to escape notice, he watched as Lynn exited the FA Trophy at the hands of Buxton. At half-time he had a short meeting with chairman Stephen Cleeve. Twenty fours later, Ian Culverhouse was being named as the club’s new manager, for the second time in 18 months.It is an unlikely … [Read more...] about Chris Lakey: Can Ian Culverhouse and Stephen Cleeve work together again?