Photos: Former San Francisco Giants star Aubrey Huff sells California mansion

first_imgFormer Giants star Aubrey Huff has sold his San Diego, Calif. mansion for $3.925 million below the $4.345 million original asking price.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The Mediterranean-style five bedroom, six-and-a-half bath property spans 8,114 square feet. It features a master wing with an exercise room and office, as well as a lagoon-style pool, in-ground trampoline and a basketball court, among many other amenities.It was purchased in 2013 for $3.7 million, according to …last_img read more

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National Farm Machinery Show Featured Vendors and Seminars

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Farm Machinery Show hosts 850 exhibitors, covering over 1.2 million square feet of floor space, making it the largest indoor farm show in America.Check out these Featured Vendors while you’re there!  Fennig Equipment – West Wing Booth 3152 *Sponsor of Ohio Ag Net’s Wednesday broadcast.   InstaGro – Booth 4836 *Sponsor of Ohio Ag Net’s Thursday broadcast.   NACHURS – Booth 2320     SI Distributing – West Wing Booth 2242       Unverferth – West Wing Booths 3100, 3200 and 3206    Morton Buildings    Aside from browsing through literally thousands of products on display at the show, you are invited to attend free seminars and television program tapings that cover everything from how to improve your growing methods to the latest marketing trends in today’s industry.Wednesday, February 14, 201811:30 a.m.“Machinery Pete Updates on the Used Machinery Market” seminar presented by Greg Peterson – South Wing B 1051:00 p.m.What’s New With Combines? – Innovation in the combine market is ramping up. New sensors, onboard systems for calibration and enhanced harvest efficiency designs have come to market and more is planned for 2018. We’ll have experts on these topics on hand to discuss the latest trends in harvest tools. – Presented by Farm Progress South Wing B 1042:30 p.m.2018 Market and Weather Strategies – Join DTN/The Progressive Farmer for the latest marketing and weather outlook facing agriculture – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 104Thursday, February 15, 20188:30 a.m.2018 Market and Weather Strategies – Join DTN/The Progressive Farmer for the latest marketing and weather outlook facing agriculture – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 10411:30 a.m.Producing Record Corn and Soybean Yields – Leading growers and industry experts discuss strategies for growing peak corn and soybean yields and earning maximum returns – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 1041:00 p.m.Tillage Trends for 2018 and Beyond – The rise of vertical tillage, shallow tillage, and other seedbed prep approaches has farmers scratching their heads about what’s coming next. Stop by this seminar and get the latest information on ways farmers are approaching tillage in their operations. – Presented by Farm Progress South Wing B 1042:00 p.m.“U.S. Farm Report” Live Market Roundtable Taping – South Wing B 1054:00 p.m.Bringing Tech Together – There’s a growing pile of data being captured on your farm, so how do you put that all to work? This panel will address that from a range of different perspectives, and offer you some real-world answers to the big data questions. – Presented by Farm Progress South Wing B 104Friday, February 16, 201810:00 a.m.2018 Market and Weather Strategies – Join DTN/The Progressive Farmer for the latest marketing and weather outlook facing agriculture – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 10411:30 a.m.Producing Record Corn and Soybean Yields – Leading growers and industry experts discuss strategies for growing peak corn and soybean yields and earning maximum returns – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 1041:00 p.m.In Season Crop Fertility – Options for your Farm – Farmers are learning that spreading out fertilizer applications can make a difference, so how do you do that? And what are the options for you to consider. This panel will address a range of issues to consider for your farm. – Presented by Farm Progress South Wing B 104Click on the map for directions to The National Farm Machinery Showlast_img read more

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Tennessee Wideout Marquez North Suffers Knee Sprain

first_imgMarquez North of Tennessee Injured.Marquez North Tennessee Injury RumorYou can exhale, Tennessee fans. Junior wide receiver Marquez North is not sidelined for the season, despite what rumors suggested Wednesday night. North, one of the team’s top playmakers, instead is only suffering from a knee sprain and will be out of action for around one week. Both Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and Brett McMurphy of ESPN confirmed the news Thursday morning.SOURCE: Speculation on #Vols big WR Marquez North possibly being injured & lost for the season is all false. He may be out 1 wk or less— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 13, 2015Tennessee WR Marquez North’s knee injury appears to only be a sprain source told ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 13, 2015North caught 68 balls for 816 yards and five touchdowns in 2014, but a shoulder injury sidelined him for most of the second half of the season. At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, he has the potential to be a serious threat for the Volunteers.last_img read more

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Mike Trout Somehow Found A Way To Get Better

201725.350.466.757.487.40717%19%7.0-6.211.0 PER SEASON 201119.220.281.390.296.1717226.0+7.20.7 Trout is on pace for new career bests in almost every offensive category, from the conventional (batting average; slugging percentage) to the wonky (isolated power; walk and strikeout rates3If Trout ended the season with his current stats in the latter two categories, they’d be tied with Trout’s 2016 and 2013 seasons, respectively.). And while Trout’s batting average on balls in play is outrageously high — currently at .368, a number that would be unsustainable for most players — it’s not too much higher than his career BABIP of .360. The man is simply the best at hitting ’em where they ain’t.At a more fundamental level, Trout’s plate discipline is approaching early-2000s-Barry-Bonds levels. (Maybe it’s no coincidence that Mets manager Terry Collins considered walking him with the bases loaded over the weekend.) He’s swinging far less at balls outside the zone but offering much more at balls inside the zone. He’s attacking the first pitch more than ever but working his way into some of the league’s highest rates of 2-0 and 3-0 counts. This strategy of selective aggression has only made the game’s top player even tougher to get out.However, there are also some signs that Trout’s hot start will eventually cool off. Despite the incredible power numbers, his exit velocity is down pretty substantially from the previous two seasons, and he’s making the best kind of contact4As measured by “barrels,” MLB’s designation for batted balls with a combination of exit velocity and launch angle that is associated with a batting average of at least .500 and a slugging percentage of 1.500. less than he did last year. Trout’s rate of home runs per fly ball — which measures how fortunate a player has been for his deep flies to find the stands (and not an outfielder’s glove) — is far above his career average. Even a player as great as Trout needs a dash of luck sometimes.To surpass his epic 2012 coming-out party, Trout was always going to need some lucky breaks. But considering that some of the luck he received as a fresh-faced youngster is offset by his improved hitting skills, Trout really only needs a little bit of good fortune to put up career-best numbers. And so far, that’s exactly what he’s gotten. 201422.287.377.561.402.27412267.0-6.47.9 201523.299.402.590.415.29014235.0+4.49.2 201624.315.441.550.418.23517206.6+3.910.0 201321.323.432.557.423.23415196.8-2.69.9 201220.326.399.564.409.23811228.6+16.310.5 In almost every category, Mike Trout is playing better than ever SEASONAGEAVGOBPSLGWOBAISOBBSOSPEEDDEFWAR WAR and DEF (defensive runs above average) are an average of FanGraphs’s and Baseball-Reference.com’s metrics. SPEED is Bill James’s Speed Score, an approximation of a player’s running speed (using his rates of stolen bases, triples and runs scored), scaled where average is around 5.0. Per season numbers are scaled to a full schedule (1,200 defensive innings and 162 team games).Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs.com As a general rule, baseball players — specifically, the non-pitching variety — tend to break into the majors in their early 20s, improve pretty rapidly over their first handful of seasons, peak around age 271Or possibly older. But probably not. and then begin the inexorable decline toward mediocrity (and retirement). But some special players begin their careers with such a bang that it’s difficult to imagine how they could get better, at least without breaking the game as we know it.Twenty-five-year-old Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout is one of those players. During his first full MLB season in 2012, Trout burst onto the scene with 10.5 wins above replacement (WAR),2Averaging together the competing versions offered at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com. a tally that not only led the majors but also ranked as the 14th-best season by a position player since World War II. He was only 20 at the time; if he followed the typical aging curve, a 27-year-old Trout would make Babe Ruth look like B.J. Surhoff. Or maybe Trout’s sky-high WAR meant he’d already peaked (in production, if not skill), simply because such a year requires a ton of good fortune and might not be repeatable in future seasons.And through last season, even as Trout continued to build his case as the potential G.O.A.T., the 2012 campaign still stood as his greatest performance. But that might not be true anymore. Just a third of the way into the 2017 season, Trout is tracking for his best campaign yet. read more

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The NBAs Wild Wild Western Conference Playoffs Race

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 8, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle explore the surprisingly stacked playoff race in the Western Conference. First, they take a look at the Portland Trail Blazers’ hot streak, which on Tuesday hit eight straight wins. Next, they turn to the rest of the conference, where only four games separate the No. 3 seed from the No. 10. Plus, a significant digit on Gary Harris of the Denver Nuggets.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Kyle recently took a look at the question on everyone’s mind: Are the Trail Blazers for real?A panel at ESPN made some predictions about how the Western Conference will shake out come playoff time.Significant Digit: 2.8, the ratio between the number of good shooting games (defined as an effective field goal percentage at or above 60) and bad shooting games (eFG% of 40 or below) for Harris, whom Chris wrote about this week. By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

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Ohio State womens basketball closes out home schedule with 10082 upset over

Redshirt-senior guard Amy Scullion (4th from left) poses for a photo with her family and coach Kevin McGuff during the Senior Night ceremony prior to a game against Iowa on Feb. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 100-82. Credit: Ryan Cooper / Lantern photographerCoach Kevin McGuff knows that for the Ohio State women’s basketball team to be successful this postseason, the Buckeyes need to be playing their best basketball in March.And if Saturday night’s 100-82 drubbing of the No. 13 Iowa Hawkeyes is any indication, the Buckeyes are well on their way to that goal.“It is important to be playing our best basketball this time of year,” McGuff said in a postgame press conference. “And I certainly think that we have played two of our best games in the past week.”The Buckeyes took down Purdue, 92-60, on Tuesday and followed it up with an upset against Iowa in front of a home crowd for the final time this season.Facing an Iowa defense that was seemingly focused on shutting down freshman sensation Kelsey Mitchell, the Buckeyes had three players with double-doubles and found offensive contributions to complement Mitchell.And it all started with junior guard Ameryst Alston.“Ameryst was spectacular tonight,” McGuff said. “She did everything right. She was a superstar.”Alston led the Buckeyes with 29 points and a career-high 11 assists. She scored 20 of her points in the second half where the Buckeyes used defensive changes to turn a 48-45 halftime deficit into a big win.“We beat an excellent team today,” McGuff said. “Iowa is a really good basketball team and they are ranked for a reason. I am really proud of our players.”Having two stars like Mitchell and Alston playing side-by-side creates matchup problems for opponents, but Alston said Mitchell is the one who leads the way.“She is doing everything that everyone expected her to do,” Alston said. “We definitely look to her as one of our leaders on and off the floor. She is so much fun to play with.”Like Alston, Mitchell holds playing with her older counterpart in high regards.“It is amazing,” Mitchell said. “I appreciate her and love her on and off the court.”Alston and Mitchell have been key in building an offensive powerhouse in Columbus that has averaged 96 points over the past two games.“It’s a lot of fun when everybody is contributing,” Alston said. “They can take us (Alston and Mitchell) away, but they can’t take everybody away, which makes us very hard to guard.”The Buckeyes have just two games left in their regular season schedule, and are set to hit the road to face Penn State and then travel to Nebraska.As the season winds down, Alston said sticking together will be key as the Buckeyes try to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years.“The chemistry is definitely there,” Alston said. “We have great chemistry and everybody has the same goal.”The Buckeyes are set to take on the Nittany Lions Thursday in State College, Pa. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. read more

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Mourinho thinks that Germany will beat Sweden

first_imgGermany are about to face Sweden in a do-or-die game as they were beaten by Mexico in their opening game and they need to win both of the remaining games to advance to the next round.However, José Mourinho claimed that this team is very experienced and despite Sweden having a great team that can cause them problems, the Portuguese believes that the Nationalelf will win and advance to the knockout stage.The Manchester United manager spoke about this game as he said, according to Sport News:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Germany is obviously a very strong, experienced team, that knows better than anyone how to win, how to be competitive.”“Sweden is an interesting team, they are tactically very well organized, I don’t think they have enough talent in attack to create problems for Germany, they will try to set up a game with good, solid defence, but in the end I think Germany will get the three points.”last_img read more

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Lacazette ready for a fresh start at Arsenal

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette is ready to move from the struggles of his debut campaign at Arsenal and prove doubters wrong by improving on his goal tally in the upcoming seasonThe Frenchman struggled to live up to his £46.5m price tag from his transfer last summer and ended, what promised to be a an exciting spell, in disappointing fashion with just a mere 17 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions.Lacazette’s performances were often the subject of criticism by both pundits and fans alike throughout the entire season and he was omitted from the France squad that would later win the World Cup this year.But the 27-year-old has refused to let the criticism get the better of him and he is now ready for a fresh new start with the Gunners after scoring the equalising goal in their victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night.“I don’t care how people judge me,” said Lacazette, according to Reuters.“I know if I stay in Arsenal the club is happy and my team-mates as well. This is the most important thing.“It (last season) has finished and for me it’s the past. OK, when I didn’t score, of course I was frustrated but it’s finished. It was my first season so I can’t be too hard on myself, even if I wanted to score more goals.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’ve learned from this and now I am happy to start a new season.”Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was signed by Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January for a club record fee and the striker made an instant impression by scoring 10 goals in his first 13 Premier League games.But Lacazette denies that he feels any rivalry towards Aubameyang.“I never said it (Aubameyang’s arrival) was bad for me, only people in the press said it was bad,” he said.“I was happy because I knew I could play with him.“I didn’t see him as a rival, more like a team-mate, so since the beginning I was happy about his signature.”Arsenal will begin their Premier League campaign against Manchester City on August 12.last_img read more

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Agent Juventus Inter Milan want Han Kwangsong

first_imgCagliari striker Han Kwang-song is of interest to both Juventus and Inter Milan for a January move, according to his agentThe North Korea international is currently on his second loan spell with Serie B side Perugia after netting seven goals in 17 appearances for the club last season.Despite playing in the second division of the Italian league though, Kwang-song could soon find himself playing alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus or Ivan Perisic with Inter.“I’m not directly aware of anything happening in the summer,” Agent Sandro Stemperini told Calcio Mercato.“It may be that, in the many meetings between Juventus and Cagliari, they went back to talking about Han but if so it was a discussion only between the two clubs.“For January I’m certain because I was in those meetings and I worked on it. It wasn’t simply that the clubs didn’t agree, there was a difference between supply and demand.“It was a complicated negotiation because it involved several other players, and unfortunately it wasn’t successful.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“I also talked about him with [Walter] Sabatini when he worked at Inter. There were several clubs interested, there are always a lot of requests for information, but contact is one thing and a formal meeting is another. That only happened with Juventus.”Kwang-song is the first North Korean to score in the Italian top-flight.Although the 20-year-old has just managed 12 appearances in total for Cagliari, who face Fiorentina this weekend.#han #hankwang #HanKwangSong #casteddu #forzacasteddu #cagliari #cagliaricalcio pic.twitter.com/ZPD8Pr02dP— Kwang Song Han (@hankwangson) April 10, 2017last_img read more

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