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Nuno, Yanks, Rocked By A’s, 10-5

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — Carlos Beltran rediscovered his power stroke. One inning later, the Yankees slugger forgot how many outs there were.It was that kind of day for New York, which takes a two-game losing streak into a key series with division-leading Toronto this week.Beltran homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list in the Yankees’ 10-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics on June 15. But the veteran also was called out on a strange play in the eighth inning when he lost track of the outs.With one out and the A’s ahead 10-3, Beltran hit a grounder to short that was turned into a forceout at second. After crossing the bag at first, Beltran trotted toward New York’s first-base dugout. He got halfway there before heading back toward first, but was tagged in foul territory.“I thought there were two outs,” said Beltran, adding it was the first time in his big league career he’d been called out after losing track of the outs. “It was too late to go back.”Umpire Dan Iassogna made the call and Yankees Manager Joe Girardi came onto the field for a brief discussion. By rule 7.08, Beltran was out for “abandoning” the base.“It’s an embarrassing play,” Girardi said. “It’s probably happened to all of us. A lot of times it’s more that you slow up running to the bag as opposed to peeling off. It’s a lot more glaring when that happens.”Derek Norris and Coco Crisp hit early three-run homers off New York starter Vidal Nuno (1-3). Nuno, who had allowed only three earned runs total over his previous two outings, allowed eight runs and eight hits in three-plus innings.“It was pretty much not making adjustments,” Nuno said. “They got some little hits here and there and then it was just one pitch, bang. Those two innings, it was a little frustrating not getting ahead of the count and they took advantage.”The A’s had been held to one run or fewer in four of their previous nine games before taking a 10-0 lead in four innings.Yoenis Cespedes drove in two runs and Josh Donaldson snapped an 0-for-33 slump with an RBI single. Jessee Chavez (6-4) carried a shutout into the sixth.With the second-best record in the majors behind San Francisco, the A’s have won three of four and are off to their best start in nearly 25 years.Chavez blanked the Yankees until Derek Jeter doubled in the sixth and scored on Mark Teixeira’s two-out single. Oakland’s right-hander was stellar otherwise, allowing five hits over six innings with four strikeouts.Beltran homered off reliever Ryan Cook in the seventh. “I felt good, I felt rhythm at the plate,” Beltran said. “It was pretty positive the way I felt. Hopefully I can build from that.”Brett Gardner also homered for New York, hitting a two-run shot in the ninth. The Yankees put two more runners on base after that against struggling reliever Jim Johnson, and Luke Gregerson came on for the last out.Jeter played his last scheduled game at the Coliseum and received a lengthy ovation from the sold-out crowd that included several thousand fans decked out in Yankees jerseys.The retiring shortstop was given a bottle of Northern California wine during a pregame ceremony and received a financial donation from the A’s for his Turn 2 Foundation.The Coliseum is the site of one of Jeter’s most memorable plays, the backhanded flip to the plate that helped save the Yankees in the 2001 playoffs. Jeter hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the seventh before being replaced by Brendan Ryan in the bottom half of the inning.(MICHAEL WAGAMAN, Associated Press)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Australian Camp Diary – Peter Norman

first_imgFollowing last weekend’s training camp in Parkes, Australian Men’s Open player, Peter Norman tells us about how the camp went, what the team got up to in Parkes and how the team is feeling in the lead up to the 2013 Trans Tasman Series. For those who don’t know me, my name’s Peter Norman and I’m from the Gold Coast and play for SQBD Sharks. I made my Open’s debut for the Australian Mixed Open side in Auckland at the 2010 Trans Tasman, then in 2011 I had to withdraw from the Mixed Open World Cup side due to Rugby League commitments with the Titans under 20’s. At the start of this year I was again chosen in the Mixed Open squad however I wasn’t selected in the final side to play against New Zealand in Mudgee. Even though at the time it felt like a massive kick in the guts, in hindsight this was exactly what I needed to take my game to the next level. After speaking with various coaches and getting feedback, I worked hard on fixing the flaws in my game in order to try and reach my goal of representing my country at the Men’s Open level. When I found out that I had made the final side I was so stoked and I owe Trady and Sfeirsy big time for putting their faith in my abilities come game time in February.Over the weekend our Men’s Open team and the Mixed side had a training camp in Parkes. On Friday I was the last to fly into Sydney, arriving at 7.00pm before hopping straight on the bus where everyone was already waiting. The six hour bus trip to Parkes flew past thanks to Phil Dunphy’s (Dan Withers) bus driving skills as well as Ziade’s pranks and Stowey’s stories keeping everyone entertained on the way out. We arrived at Parkes at 1.00am and everyone was ready to go straight to sleep after hearing Trady and Sfeirsy’s golf story for the 100th time.  After breakfast on Saturday morning the boys headed out to the fields to conduct a coaching clinic for the Parkes juniors. It was a great turn up with teams from the under 12’s, 14’s, 16’s, and 18’s Boys and under 14’s and 16’s Firls. The coaching clinic seemed like a great success and all of the kids had an awesome time and hopefully took something home from it. Highlights from the coaching clinic included crowd favourite, Georgie (Jonathon Palau) getting swamped by all of the kids in Parkes enough to make Justin Beiber jealous, Ziade teaching his under 16’s Girls how to cheat in offside Touch because they were getting carved by the immaculately drilled under 14’s Girls coached by Stuey Brierty and myself. Another highlight was thinking we had lost Goody for a couple of hours until we realised he was actually coaching the under 12’s and wasn’t a part of the team. Captain Steve Roberts even made a late appearance once the UV rays had settled down to an appropriate level only to find that Ranga (Ben Moylan) had used up all five litres of the sunscreen. After running the kids through various drills and games we escaped the heat and had a lunch break in the shade with the Parkes Touch club providing the food and Matt Tope’s nose providing the shade. After lunch we got down to business and went back to the hotel to have a video session. Once we finished the video session everyone came out on the same page and knew what direction we wanted to go in so it was time to put it to practice. We headed back out to the fields to have a run against the Mixed team to work on what we had just talked about and also to put on a show for the kids to see what Touch is like at the elite level. The game was fast paced and ensured both teams came out of it with things to work on over the rest of the weekend. After the game finished we trained for another hour or so then headed back to the hotel for some much needed R&R.At 7.00pm we had a private dinner, which we were privileged to have the mayor of Parkes attend and speak at. On Sunday we were up bright and early (except master splinter aka Dyl Thompson who missed breakfast because it takes him two hours to brush his teeth). After another awesome breakfast put on by Ace and Beryl, we were off to the fields to work on our line attack and line defence. The boys put in a massive effort in the 5000 degree heat leaving nothing in the tank. After a solid training session Trady was happy with where the team is at so we pulled up stumps and headed back to the hotel for showers. As Dylan Thompson and myself are the only two debutants in the side on arrival back at the hotel we received our official welcome into the team, which was an experience in itself to say the least. After everybody was showered up and ready to go we grabbed a quick feed and began the drive back to Sydney.Overall the camp was a great success and a lot of fun was had by all involved. As a team the boys are as pumped as ever to keep the winning tradition continuing and we are by no means taking the New Zealand side lightly as we’re more than aware of their capabilities, especially on home turf.  I’d also like to thank Wayne Grant and Cathy Gray as well as everyone at TFA for all their efforts in the elite program and in making this camp happen. On behalf of the Men’s Open side I would like to say a huge thanks to Ace from the Comfort Inn for putting up with us and always ensuring we had everything we needed. As well as a huge thanks to Al and his sideburns for helping organise and run the camp, we appreciate it mate!Related LinksCamp Diary – Pete Normanlast_img read more