Jenny Cavnar makes MLB history with Rockies-Padres play-by-play call

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Jenny Cavnar has had a long-running career in Major League Baseball, but she slid into a historic new role in the broadcast booth Monday night, becoming the first woman since 1996 to call the televised play-by-play for a major league team.Cavnar called the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres matchup in Denver alongside analyst Jeff Huson and former Rockies outfielder-turned analyst Ryan Spilborghs. It was a fitting assignment for Cavnar, who previously reported for the Padres before joining the Rockies as a pre- and post-game host in 2012.With more than a decade of baseball reporting in various capacities under her belt, Cavnar called her first televised homerun Monday night when Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado stepped up to the plate.“That ball is shot into left field, fire up the fountains she’s gone,” Cavnar announced, describing the two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning. Her run call coincided with the eruption of the classic Coors Field fountains whenever the home team hits a home run.Cavnar joins a shortlist of women who have called America’s pastime.Mary Shane was the first female in a booth, doing radio for the Chicago White Sox in 1976 before moving on to television; and Suzyn Waldman was the first woman to do baseball game commentary, for a few New York Mets games on radio in June 1993, according to ESPN. Waldman called her first TV broadcast in July 1995 for a New York Yankees versus Texas Rangers game on ABC’s “Baseball Night in America” and her first play-by-play in 1996.Other notable women who have spent time in the booth include Gayle Gardner, who replaced Charlie Jones on the Rockies TV broadcast for the Aug. 3, 1993 Rockies and Cincinnati Reds game. Pam Boucher announced 36 games on Yankees TV, WPIX in 1977.Cavnar, a Colorado native, previously made history in 2015 as the first female analyst for a series of National League games in the radio booth.She felt the love with messages of support from around the league and other women in the industry, including ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst Jessica Mendoza.Although the Rockies fell to the Padres 13-5, the night will go down as a win for Cavnar.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USS Mahan fires flares in first US-Iran run in of 2017

first_img USS Mahan fires warning shots in first US-Iran run in of 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Mahan fires warning shots in first US-Iran run in of 2017 View post tag: USS Mahan U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mahan fired three warning shots at Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels after they came within 800 meters of the ship on January 8.The incident took place in the Strait of Hormuz and involved the U.S. Navy destroyer and four Iranian vessels, Reuters reported citing U.S. defense officials.The report further said that USS Mahan, as it is customary, established communication with the Iranian vessels but that did not slow them down.Before firing the warning shots, USS Mahan fired warning flares while a helicopter dropped a smoke float. According to Reuters, the Sunday encounter was one of seven but all others were not deemed unsafe.Encounters between Iranian and U.S. Navy vessels are not uncommon. Last year saw a rise in the number of incidents in the Strait of Hormuz.In January 2016, Iranian vessels captured 10 US Navy soldiers at gunpoint after they strayed into Iranian waters. The soldiers were released after spending a night captured on Farsi Island where they were filmed, and later broadcast on national TV, apologizing for their actions.Prior to that, Iran staged naval drills during which live-fire missiles were fired near the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. Iranians harassed the same carrier a month later when they flew a drone over the carrier while Iranian media reported that a submarine managed to approach the carrier’s strike group without being noticed.U.S. Navy destroyers were forced to fire warning shots on several occasions in 2016. The video below shows an incident from August 2016 when USS Nitze fired flares at a group of Iranian vessels that approached within 300 yards of the ship. Authorities View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: strait of hormuz View post tag: Iran January 9, 2017 Share this articlelast_img read more

Roxas City buy-bust nets P102-K ‘shabu’

first_imgBalgoma – resident of the village – wascaught after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officeraround 9:45 a.m. on March 2. Suspected shabu weighing about 15 grams valued at around P102,000 was seized from RevyRodwin Balgoma, a police report showed. ROXAS City – A suspected drug pusher wasnabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Inzo in this city. center_img The suspect was taken to the Roxas Citypolice station. Charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002 will be filed against him. (PDEA-6/PN)last_img

Lakers’ Summer League sours with loss to Cleveland, injury to Larry Nance Jr.

first_img“It couldn’t have been good,” Lakers second-year guard D’Angelo Russell said. “He was mad and a little upset. I don’t know. All we can do is pray for him.” It appears that’s all the Lakers could do against Cleveland as they coughed up a 19-point lead. Cavaliers guard Jordan McRae posted a team-leading 36 points. The Lakers shot only 14 of 28 from the foul line. The Cavaliers outrebounded the Lakers, 49-34. And the Lakers had inefficient nights from Russell (19 points on 7-of-20 shooting, four assists) and Brandon Ingram (13 points on 4-of-12 clip). “We ran out of gas,” Russell said. “I felt we fought, scratched and did what we could do. But we ran out of gas and they rebounded more and missed free throws at the end. Just couldn’t make shots and get shots at the same time.” Lakers summer league coach Jesse Mermuys also partly blamed himself for not calling more timeouts as the lead dwindled. Yet, the Lakers’ lack of consistent ball movement emerged even through their three victories. “They’re picking it up. As far as applying it, that’s a different story,” Jesse Mermuys said. “Everyone has a general sense of an idea of what we’re looking for, and they’ve shown a flash here or there.” Those flashes did not last long against Cleveland. The Lakers posted only 13 assists on 28 field goals, which became a concerning theme amid Russell’s early heroics. Russell may have averaged 22.7 points on 53.3 percent shooting through the first three games. He may have made a game-winning 3-pointer last week against Philadelphia. He may have appeared more comfortable with the Lakers’ positive reinforcement than Byron Scott’s stern approach. Yet, those things also masked some concerns. He entered Thursday’s game averaging more turnovers (five) than assists (four). Mermuys also indicated he needed to “rein” Russell in to ensure more team play. “In the summer league, the ball sticks a lot and teams lose that way,” Russell said. “We don’t want to lose so just getting the ball movement and keeping it flowing is the best way to win.”The Lakers would know.They finished with a franchise-worst record of 17-65 last season partly because of their poor offense. The Lakers ranked 30th out of 30 NBA teams in both points per game (97.3) and assists (18). The Lakers’ young core struggled adjusting with Kobe Bryant’s ball-dominant presence. Even when he missed games due to injuries, the Lakers encountered a leadership dynamic with Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson often needing the ball to thrive. In other words, the Lakers are preaching patience before they can replicate Golden State’s league-leading offense last season that averaged 114.9 points on 28.9 assists per game. “I don’t think we’re going to be able to apply that for a while,” Mermuys said. “It’s going to take into our regular season and how long that takes. It’s a process. We’ve seen some flashes. They kind of understand the vision.” That did not happen on Thursday. Instead, an unexpected loss and injury occurred, souring the Lakers’ initial enthusiasm with their summer excursion. The Lakers lost, 88-80, to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday at Thomas & Mack Center, denying them both a chance for further postseason advancement. Instead, the Lakers (3-1) will play the Utah Jazz in a consolation game on Friday at 7 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center.Meanwhile, Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. suffered what the team called a “probable fracture” to his right hand. He took a nasty fall with 35 seconds left in the game after driving to the basket. Lakers trainer Marco Nunez then escorted Nance to the locker room before receiving X-rays and ice to treat his hand. He finished with 12 points on a 5-of-9 clip and 10 rebounds.“I’ve seen his condition,” Lakers rookie center Ivica Zubac said. “He says it’s broken.”The Lakers would not go that far. Nance will return to Los Angeles and see a hand specialist on Friday. Then, the Lakers will provide an update on his condition and estimate on his recovery. At least for the Lakers, Nance has a full summer to rehab before training camp begins in late September. LAS VEGAS — The experience seemed similar to the adrenaline rush tourists feel when they first arrive here. Instead of enjoying pleasant days at the pool and rich earnings at the casino, the Lakers became excited with both the wins and their promising young core.Then everything became as dreadful as when tourists leave Sin City.Instead of feeling broke and hung over, the Lakers nearly capped the end of their Summer League experience both with an unexpected loss and an unexpected injury. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more