ARLINGTON, Texas — Nathan Eovaldi was well aware that he was throwing a no-hitter. The New York Yankees right-hander from the same hometown as baseball’s no-hit and strikeout king will take the seven-plus scoreless innings.Eovaldi lost his no-hit bid when Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara led off the seventh with a single but pitched into the eighth without allowing a run for his first victory his four starts this season as the Yankees won 3-1 at Texas on the night of April 25.“In the fifth inning. I realized I had it going on. Once it’s over with, it’s over with,” Eovaldi said. “And I just want to try to go as deep in the game as I can. … When it was hit, I thought it was an out. But with the shift, the ball made it through.”The Rangers were without a hit until Mazara, a day before his 21st birthday, singled through the left side of the infield. After Mazara was wiped out by a double play, Prince Fielder swung at a high pitch for a double to right-center before Ian Desmond grounded out to end the inning.“He was amazing. His split … anything that started at your thigh went straight to the ground,” Fielder said. “Obviously if you can get a big-league team to go no hits through the seventh, you’re doing something good.”Jacoby Ellsbury and Starlin Castro had solo homers for the Yankees off Cesar Ramos (0-1), the lefty starting in place of Cole Hamels (sore groin).After Eovaldi (1-2) walked Mitch Moreland to start the eighth, Dellin Betances took over and promptly got Elvis Andrus to ground into a double play before Brett Nicholas hit his first career homer. Andrew Miller worked a perfect ninth for his fifth save in as many opportunities as the Rangers lost their fourth straight game.Eovaldi is only the second major league player from Alvin, Texas. The other is another big right-hander: Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters.“We saw tonight what we saw toward the end of last year, and we’d love for that to continue,” said Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who was then asked what he saw from the pitcher.“Uncomfortable swings. You can tell how good a guy is and how good his stuff is by the reaction of the hitters. They’re swinging at pitches in the dirt or they’re swinging at pitches over their heads because it’s just an uncomfortable at-bat.”Eovaldi threw 66 of his 98 pitches for strikes. He walked two and struck out six, ending his streak of seven consecutive starts with at least seven strikeouts that was tied with the longest in team history.“I feel like I’ve progressed in each outing,” he said. “It was good for everything to come together in this one.”(STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner has found that alcohol played a role in the death of a 14-year-old girl who was found dead in a stream behind her school in Laval, Que., last year.Martin Larocque concludes that Athena Gervais died of drowning and possible hypothermia in the context of excessive consumption of a sweetened alcoholic beverage.A report released today concludes Gervais consumed most of three 568 ml cans of a beverage called FCKD UP — the equivalent of 12 glasses of wine — in the span of half an hour on Feb. 26, 2018.She didn’t return to class that afternoon and her body was found three days later in a stream in a wooded area.Larocque concluded that Gervais likely became disoriented due to the effects of alcohol and fell into the stream by accident, where she drowned in only two feet of water.Quebec and Canadian health authorities have moved to limit the sale and production of sugary, high-alcohol drinks since Gervais’ death, but Larocque says more action is needed to counter the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption in youth.The Canadian Press
APTN National NewsTaking inspiration from the stories and emotions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg ballet has developed a story around the commission’s work. Aboriginal creative talent and artistry combined with a traditional ballet to create a work that honours the national and historical significance of the commission.APTN’s Ntawnis Piapot has more.
Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre expects Jadon Sancho to get even better given his incredible progressThe 18-year-old winger has enjoyed a stellar breakthrough campaign at Dortmund this season and made his England debut over the recent international break.Sancho’s impressive displays at Signal Iduna Park earned him a new long-term contract at Dortmund last month.Speaking ahead of their Bundesliga game with VFL Wolfsburg on Saturday, Favre hailed Sancho and his special achievements.“Of course he has a lot of potential. He’s only 18, and he’s already playing with the England national team,” said Favre, according to Daily Mail.Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“At the age of 18, that’s something special, you don’t see it very often.“Of course he can still improve a lot, that’s quite normal and he knows that. But he’s already very good.”He added: “He knows that he still has to improve. He just has to keep working hard, keep working calmly, and needs to have a lot of fun.”Sancho has scored five goals and provided eight assists in 14 games across all competitions this season.
Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar led the cricketing world in applauding Sri Lankan veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who bowed out of ODIs on Wednesday after their team’s World Cup quarterfinal loss to South Africa. “Well done on glorious ODI careers @KumarSanga2 & @MahelaJay Being an integral part of the ODI side for so many years,it is difficult to imagine the side without the 2 of you.Wishing you the very best and will miss the 2 of you constructing the innings in coloured clothes,” Tendulkar tweeted. Sangakkara played a whopping 404 ODIs, scoring 14,234 runs at an average of 41.98. Jayawardene, on the other hand, amassed 12,650 runs from 448 ODIs at an average of 33.37. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaTributes also poured in from other international stars with former South Africa captain Graeme Smith being among those who congratulated the two for their stellar international careers. “Congrats to @MahelaJay and @KumarSanga2 on incredible careers and what brilliant memories they gave us all,” tweeted Smith. “To @KumarSanga2 & @MahelaJay bad luck tonight but well done on your superb careers. Good luck and hope to see you both in the future!” added former Sri Lanka coach Dav Whatmore. Australia all-rounder Shane Watson also tweeted his appreciation for the veterans. “Sad to see @MahelaJay @KumarSanga2 leave the one day game… #Quality #Class #Humility,” Watson tweeted.