Royals Rout Woeful Yanks, 7-3

first_imgNEW YORK — Music blared in the visitor’s clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. Yordano Ventura, Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain helped the slumping Kansas City Royals to a big win.“I love to hear that sound. I love to hear their laughter, because I know they’re loose,” Royals Manager Ned Yost said after the World Series champions beat the Yankees 7-3 May 11 for only their fourth win in 15 games.Perez hit a three-run homer as the Royals burst to a 4-0 first-inning lead against Michael Pineda (1-4). After New York clawed back to 4-3, Cain hit a two-run single in the sixth against reliever Nick Goody.“Just have to keep going swinging the bats the best we can and, hopefully, start winning some ballgames consistently,” Cain said.Kendrys Morales added a solo homer in the seventh off Phil Coke. Ventura (3-2) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.“He was aggressive, tried to get ahead in the count,” Perez said. “His secondary pitches worked tonight, too, so that’s good. Every time he comes like that, it’s going to be a great night for him.”Ventura had been coming off losses at Seattle and Cleveland. “Every pitcher likes a nice lead,” he said through a translator.Because Kris Medlen got only six outs on May 10, Kansas City’s bullpen was short. Ventura got the Royals through the middle innings.“He limited the damage really, really well and it was what we needed from him,” Yost said. “We didn’t have any long guy today, so we needed him to, at least, get us into the fifth.”Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis combined for one-hit relief.Kansas City (16-17) went ahead on Alex Gordon’s sacrifice fly. Perez followed by pulling a hanging slider for his fifth home run this season, a drive that came one day after his 26th birthday.“It’s still early in the game, but it was a pretty good lead,” Perez said.Carlos Beltran’s 399th home run, his third in three days, started New York’s comeback attempt in the second, when Chase Headley hit an RBI single. Starlin Castro, who hasn’t driven in a run since April 27, hit into an inning-ending forceout with the bases loaded.Rookie Ben Gamel stranded a runner on third in the fourth, and the Yankees got just one run in the fifth after Castro’s double put runners at second and third with no outs. Brian McCann hit an RBI grounder, but Beltran and Ackley grounded out.Pineda gave up six runs in 5 2/3 innings and walked four, his most since 2011. Winless in his past six starts, he has a 15.43 ERA in the first inning this season.“The stuff is there. We know that,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “I think he’s better than what he’s pitched.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades name their baby boy Arik Rampal. New post wins the Internet

first_imgArjun Rampal took to Instagram and announced the name of his baby boy, who was born on July 18. He shared a photo of him holding the baby’s hand.Arjun captioned the photo, “That gracious thing made of tears, of happiness, gratitude and light. A rainbow appeared into our lives. So blessed we feel, gratitude and abundance of joy. Welcome junior Rampal, into our lives. Thank you all for your graciousness, love and beautiful wishes. Say hello to baby Arik Rampal.”Arjun Rampal and his girlfriend Gabriella Demtriades have been sharing few tantalising glimpses of their baby from time to time. Gabriella shared this photo on her Instagram account. It was in April this year that Arjun Rampal made the big announcement that he is going to be a father soon. The Roy actor wrote, “Blessed to have you and start all over again….thank you baby for this baby.”Arjun was earlier married to Mehr Jessia, with whom he has two daughters Mahikaa and Myra. Arjun and Mehr called it quits last year. A few months later, Arjun made his relationship with Gabriella public. Reportedly, when Arjun announced Gabriella was pregnant, Mehr Jessia was said to be fine with it and had taken the news sportingly.advertisementMehr’s friends said that she has accepted the fact that Arjun has moved on.”They are still working out the financial terms of the separation,” Mehr’s friend told Mumbai Mirror. “Mehr is a wonderful mother and wants to do what works best for her children,” her friend added.In an earlier interview to Mumbai Mirror, Arjun opened up on how he met Gabriella, “We met through common friends. So, what can I say? That she stalked me? Wishful thinking that, buddy! It’s only been a year since we started dating and here we are. For keeps. And I must add that it was of prime importance that my daughters should accept her as a part of the family. I’m blessed that they have, no questions asked.”On the work front, Arjun Rampal was last seen in web series – The Final Call.ALSO READ | Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades on naming their baby boy: Still thinkingALSO READ | Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades share sweet glimpse of baby boy. See picALSO WATCH | Arjun Rampal is Bollywood’s dark horselast_img read more

Buffon on ‘new path’ after saying goodbye to Juventus

first_imgJuventus ‘A new path will begin’ – Buffon says goodbye to Juventus Jamie Smith 06:06 5/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gianluigi Buffon Getty Images Juventus Serie A Juventus v Hellas Verona Ahead of the legendary goalkeeper’s final appearance for the Old Lady, the legendary goalkeeper has said goodbye to the Serie A champions Gianluigi Buffon says it is time for a new journey to begin as the veteran goalkeeper prepares to play for Juventus for the final time.The 40-year-old, regarded as one of the finest goalkeepers ever, announced he is leaving Juve at a news conference on Thursday.Buffon, who also retired from international duty once more, suggested he could seek to play on away from Serie A, with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain reportedly ready to make an offer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And Buffon posted an emotional farewell tribute to Juve ahead of Saturday’s home game against Verona, his last match for the club.”Thank you,” Buffon wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram. “Thanks to everyone of you. Because each of you has helped to make every moment of my life special in black and white. A life that has become a second skin. “A skin that I have worn, loved and respected. And that I have guarded and protected with all of myself. With all my limitations, but also with all the passion that has always accompanied me. “With tomorrow, a path ends. End a book we wrote together. The emotion is so great. Too much. “A new path will inevitably begin. A new book. It must begin. For Juventus that will remain beyond any player, always! And they will continue to write other important pages of this book that I think and imagine infinite. Because theirs is a unique and unparalleled DNA. Unrepeatable and magnificent. “Juve is a family. My family.”Buffon ends his Serie A career with nine league titles and five Coppa Italias, as well as a World Cup winners’ medal from the 2006 tournament, and the veteran suggested the opportunity to prove himself once more could entice him to play on.”A new path will inevitably begin,” Buffon continued. “A new book. It must begin. For me, I will learn to look at the future with different eyes.”I will begin to gather the new challenges that life will propose to me with the curiosity of those who do not want to stop feeling ‘at stake’.@OfficialAllegri @gianluigibuffon #UN1CO #Buffon pic.twitter.com/xs0784GRcJ— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 18, 2018″And I will feel the healthy fear of those who have experienced many challenges, sometimes won, many others lost, but who is aware that each of them is different from the previous one. And therefore more difficult.”last_img read more