The right-hander peeked at the scoreboard after the first pitch of his spring training debut Sunday with Texas and saw 95 mph. Those two perfect innings against the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers in Arizona were an encouraging first step. Foltynewicz signed a $2 million, one-year contract with Texas just before the start of spring training and is not eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season. The impact was obvious, though Foltynewicz and the Rangers said explaining his regained velocity now isn’t just as simple as regained strength. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...“You get weak contact, strikeouts, whatever it may be, and you just have fun,“ he said.
March 09, 2021 01:30 UTC
Almost one year after the pandemic began, policy analysts say unemployment rates for Manitoba women are quickly outpacing rates for men. "One thing the pandemic has taught us is the importance of social infrastructure like child care and long-term care. McCracken said this investing "will help the recovery, because you need child care to look for a job and get a job." One year later, although Woolever's business is growing, she says she does not have the child care supports she needs to thrive. Munro is the president of Winnipeg-based Hugh Munro Construction Ltd., and chairperson of the Manitoba Construction Sector Council and the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association.
March 09, 2021 01:18 UTC
Nick Madrigal knows his teammates with the Chicago White Sox, and they know him — enough to poke a little fun at the second baseman. Healthy again after shoulder surgery, Madrigal is looking to build on his impressive debut with the White Sox last summer. Yeah, it’s looking real good right now.”During his first stint with the White Sox, Madrigal showed why he was the No. Madrigal doesn’t have much power — he hit only four homers in 163 games in the minors — but the White Sox have plenty of sluggers in their lineup. ___Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...Jay Cohen can be reached at https://twitter.com/jcohenap___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
March 09, 2021 00:22 UTC
The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have finally agreed on a contract two years after negotiations first started with the star quarterback. The deal comes a day before a deadline to put the franchise tag on Prescott for a second straight year at a salary cap charge of $37.7 million. Prescott played on a $31.4 million franchise tag in 2020 before his season ended with a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5. If the agreement is long term, it figures to be the richest contract in franchise history. Negotiations on a new contract started the following off-season, when Prescott was going into the final year of a four-year contract that paid him a total of about $4 million as a fourth-round pick.
March 09, 2021 00:22 UTC
Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish had a nonsurgical procedure on Monday after missing six games with soreness in his right Achilles. Reddish was placed in a walking boot following the procedure at Emory Sports Medicine Clinic. Reddish, a second-year player from Duke, is averaging 11.2 points in 26 games, including 21 starts. Atlanta won its final two games under McMillan before the All-Star break and is 11th in the Eastern Conference at 16-20. On Friday, the Hawks announced forward De’Andre Hunter will miss at least two more weeks but has stepped up his rehabilitation from right knee surgery.
March 09, 2021 00:00 UTC
Listen to the trailer for the Deep Left Field podcast:The Blue Jays might have had a busy off season but so has the Toronto Star. Coming soon to wherever you get your podcasts (including, of course, here at the Star), Wilner will host Deep Left Field, a new podcast with great baseball coverage, opinion and analysis from Wilner and other Star sports journalists, as well as MLB players and others in the game. Deep Left Field will have everything you need to know about the Jays and baseball in general. Listen to this episode here or subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. If you would like to support the journalism of the Toronto Star, you can subscribe at thestar.com/subscribingmatters.
March 08, 2021 23:03 UTC
A 44-year-old man has been charged in connection with three "hate-motivated" attacks in south Edmonton on women, two of whom were wearing head coverings. "The actions of this individual have traumatized these three women and created a significant level of fear in our community," Sgt. Gary Willits of the hate crimes and violent extremism unit of the Edmonton Police Service, said in a news release Monday. Tremblay is well known to police and Edmonton Transit for "multiple related incidents over the last few years," Willits said. The news release describes "three recent hate-motivated incidents involving women" on Edmonton streets.
March 08, 2021 22:42 UTC
For chef Stéphane Levac, foraging in the Annapolis Valley near his home is as much about finding himself as it is about finding local ingredients. The executive chef at Maritime Express Cider Co. in Kentville, and one of 11 contestants on season nine of Top Chef Canada, has come to cherish his quiet moments in nature. Mainstreet NS 10:49 Top Chef Canada contender Stéphane Levac on foraging and family Stéphane Levac, executive chef at Maritime Express Cider in Kentville, spoke with host Jeff Douglas about his love of foraging and what it's been like to reconnect with his birth family during the pandemic. Levac was recently named a contestant on season 8 of Top Chef Canada. The upcoming season of Top Chef Canada premieres April 19.
March 08, 2021 21:56 UTC
Vancouver police arrested two downtown Vancouver party hosts early Saturday morning following nearly a dozen complaints from neighbours alleging the pair were violating a public health order which bans large social gatherings. "After repeated complaints from the public and unsuccessful efforts to convince these hosts to stop having parties, our officers obtained a search warrant and forced entry into the condo Saturday to arrest two men," wrote Sgt. "The alleged hosts were taken to jail, and six guests were issued $230 tickets for being at the gathering," he wrote. Police say the pair were arrested after officers received 10 complaints about the noise and parties in the highrise condo near Burrard and Alberni streets. Public Health Act, according to the statement.
March 08, 2021 21:56 UTC
McDermott created a firestorm for twice using the term “plantation” as part of an analogy urging team unity. McDermott will be with team for the Big East Tournament this week and the NCAA Tournament that begins next week. I can’t have anybody leave the plantation,” McDermott told the players, using a term evocative of slavery and the antebellum South. Rasmussen announced McDermott had been indefinitely suspended the next night, with McDermott tweeting that he merited the suspension. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
March 08, 2021 21:45 UTC
Nova Scotia's Nate Darling has been recalled by the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. The 22-year-old Darling, a guard best known for his long-range shot, began the season with the Hornets, but didn't play during the regular season. The Hornets play Thursday against the Detroit Pistons. Darling played in the NCAA at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before transferring to the University of Delaware. Darling left Nova Scotia in Grade 9 to play at DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland.
March 08, 2021 21:26 UTC
A number of blind and partly blind Toronto Blue Jays fans are upset over a recent decision to drop dedicated radio broadcasts of the team's games in favour of simulcasting the TV broadcast in the upcoming season. It's a move that isn't sitting well with some blind and partly blind fans who say it will greatly affect their listening enjoyment. Field says blind listeners require more detailed descriptions of the action on the field, which radio broadcasts have provided and a TV simulcast cannot. Blue Jays fan Dean Steacey of Gatineau, Que., says organizations are expected to reduce barriers for blind fans, not create new ones. "This move flies in the face of the Accessible Canada Act and will have a disproportionately negative impact on blind fans," Steacey said.
March 08, 2021 21:21 UTC
Hesitancy about getting a COVID-19 vaccine dropping, new poll suggests. A report last week from the Royal Bank was the latest to indicate that the pandemic's economic impact has not always been felt uniformly. 1:53IN BRIEFHesitancy about getting a COVID-19 vaccine dropping, new poll suggestsA new survey conducted by the Angus Reid Institute suggests Canadians are more willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine immediately rather than take a "wait-and-see" approach. Only 16 per cent said they would wait to get the vaccine, compared to a high of 38 per cent in September. Read more about the pandemic in the Czech RepublicStay informed with the latest COVID-19 data.
March 08, 2021 21:09 UTC
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association says it won't support an expansion at Nunavut's Mary River iron ore mine on North Baffin Island, because communities impacted by the mine aren't comfortable with it. Despite this new stance from the regional Inuit association, the project will continue to be reviewed by the NIRB. Last summer, Baffinland and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association agreed to create an independent Inuit-led environmental monitoring program once the project was approved. "Consultation is, and will remain, an important ongoing process throughout the development and operation of Mary River," Baffinland said in a statement Saturday. Environmental hearings for the proposed expansion at Mary River will continue April 12 to April 21 in Iqaluit.
March 08, 2021 21:03 UTC
A Winnipeg firefighter and martial arts instructor has been acquitted on historical sexual assault charges stemming from alleged assaults on a woman who said he started to touch her inappropriately when she was just 12 years old. The same could be said with respect to the accused," McKelvey said. Manuel Ruiz was cleared in a separate sexual assault case last October. (Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench)A second sexual assault charge stemming from incidents during 1998-2002 also didn't meet the conviction threshold, McKelvey ruled. Last October, Ruiz was cleared in a separate sexual assault case after the Crown conceded it hadn't proved its case.
March 08, 2021 20:48 UTC