ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1952: Five-time TT world motorcycling champion Joey Dunlop was born in Ballymoney. He started racing in 1969 and won a record 26 Isle of Man TT races, the first in 1977. He was killed in a road race accident in Tallinn, Estonia, in July 2000. 1964: Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became heavyweight champion of the world as an 8-1 underdog when he stopped defending champion Sonny Liston at Miami Beach in Florida. Ali died in 2016. 1989: Britain's Frank Bruno lost to Mike Tyson in his second attempt to win the world heavyweight title. 2007: Chelsea lifted the Carling Cup for the second time in three seasons thanks to a 2-1 victory over Arsenal. Didier Drogba scored both goals for Chelsea, but the match was marred by a stoppage-time brawl that resulted in three red cards. 2009: Premiership club Sale appointed Jason Robinson as their new head coach. 2010: Wayne Bridge made himself unavailable for selection to the England national team, stating that his … [Read more...] about On this Day, February 25 1952: Five-time TT world motorcycling champion Joey Dunlop was born in Ballymoney
By Al Saracevic Updated 3:32 pm PST, Saturday, February 23, 2019 San Francisco Giants' Joey Bart works out during a spring training baseball practice, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) San Francisco Giants' Joey Bart works out during a spring training baseball practice, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Photo: Matt York / Associated Press Photo: Matt York / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 San Francisco Giants' Joey Bart works out during a spring training baseball practice, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) San Francisco Giants' Joey Bart works out during a spring training baseball practice, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) … [Read more...] about Watch Giants’ Joey Bart get his first Cactus League hit
Jenna Fryer Associated Press Published 11:18 PM EST Feb 14, 2019 Daytona Beach, Fla. — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps that have the new Mustang positioned for a strong showing in “The Great American Race.” Harvick won the first of the 150-mile qualifying races Thursday night that set the field for NASCAR’s showcase event. Logano used a last-lap pass for the lead in the second one. Both Harvick and Logano led podium sweeps for Ford, which this year is racing the Mustang in NASCAR’s top series. The qualifying races set the starting lineup for Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500, and Ford drivers locked down the second through fourth rows. William Byron and Alex Bowman, in Chevrolets for Hendrick Motorsports, swept the top two spots in time trials last week and represent the youngest starting row in Daytona 500 history. Byron is 21 and Bowman is 25. Harvick’s victory was … [Read more...] about Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona qualifying
In the latest episode of Mob Talk Sitdown, veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser provide an update on Philly Mob Boss Joey Merlino, who's settling into prison life once again. Next, they discuss how federal authorities are grinding out another potential blockbuster investigation, slowed perhaps by the recent government shutdown. Also, an update on the latest mob-related drug investigations and the high-profile murder for hire of a Jersey Shore radio host. Anastasia and Schratwieser have the inside story from the streets to the courthouse and the corner clubhouse. MORE MOB TALK: With Merlino behind bars, who's running the Philly mob? PREVIOUS EPISODE In Episode 25 of Mob Talk Sitdown, George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser ask this question: with Philly Mob Boss Joey Merlino back behind bars after his guilty plea in the East Coast LCN case in New York, just who's running the day-to-day operations of the Philadelphia … [Read more...] about Mob Talk: ‘Skinny Joey’ Merlino settles into prison life, but what’s next?
By John Shea Published 11:02 am PST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 Catcher Joey Bart, the Giants’ top prospect, will participate in his first big-league camp, training alongside six-time All-Star Buster Posey. Bart tops the list of 18 non-roster players the Giants have invited to camp. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training Feb. 12 and work out the next day. The first full squad workout is Feb. 18. The second overall pick out of Georgia Tech in last June’s draft, Bart received a $7.025 million signing bonus and, after a few games in rookie league, reported to Class A Salem-Keizer, where he had his way with Northwest League pitching. He hit 13 homers and 14 doubles in 45 games. Like Posey, Bart was born in Goergia and played in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Posey was the Giants’ starting catcher two years after he was drafted fifth overall in 2008. If Bart, who grew up admiring Posey, has a similar timetable, Giants fans could see a lot of him … [Read more...] about Giants invite top prospect Joey Bart to big-league camp