first_imgThe quarterfinal round in the Courts Pee Wee Football u11 Championship will commence today at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. Timehri will engage Genesis and North Georgetown will lock horns with Soesdyke from 14:40hrs.In the final two matches, defending champion St Pius will match skills with Tucville and West Ruimveldt will tackle St. Agnes from 15:30hrs.  Prior to the quarterfinal section, the positional 9-16 Plate Section will commence.  At 13:00hrs, Maes will oppose St. Stephen and St. Ambrose will battle Craig. Uitvlugt will then engage Marian Academy while Enterprise will face-off with Redeemer from 13:50hrs.Below features the complete fixtures for the slated matches.last_img read more

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first_imgClinton Urling, former chairman of the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] Interim Management Committee [IMC], has criticized the lack of transparency  for today’s Electoral Congress as well as questioned the rationale for staging an election utilizing an Extraordinary Congress.  In an exclusive interview with Stabroek Sport, Urling said, “I will not be part of any slate. However, as an outside observer and Honorary Member of the Federation, who spearheaded the reforms to make the organization’s democracy and good governance apparatus as sturdy and robust as possible, the lack of transparency on this electoral congress is worrying and should not have been accepted by the membership of the Guyana Football Federation. Their silence can be interpreted to mean consent and conformity.”In a statement on Thursday, the GFF defended its plans.“The GFF would like to state categorically that the GFF Extraordinary Congress has been convened in accordance with the GFF Constitution and with oversight of FIFA and CONCACAF”, the GFF statement said. The notification of Congress, nomination of slates and preparation for the Election of the Executive Committee is being done in accordance with the GFF Constitution, the GFF Electoral Code and with the oversight of the GFF Electoral Committee, the statement said.The GFF will hold the Electoral Congress at the Pegasus Hotel. The only slate that will feature at the Extraordinary Meeting is the incumbent and comprises Wayne Forde [President], Bruce Lovell [1st Vice-President], Rawlston Adams [2nd Vice-President], Thandi McAllister [3rd Vice-President] and the five Executive Committee members Dion Innis, Ryan Farias, Terrence Mitchell, Carmel Williams and Magzene Stewart.Mitchell, the current UDFA boss, replaces former Berbice Football Association [BFA] President Keith O’Jeer, who was suspended in April 2018 for inappropriate behaviour. The aforementioned group was nominated by East Bank Football Association [EBFA] President and former GFF Chief Franklyn Wilson. To date, the federation has not disclosed which member association has seconded the Forde slate nomination. According to Urling, “As with the paternal body of the GFF, FIFA, where the electoral congress is known in advance and always occurs at the annual congress the year after the World Cup football tournament, except for special circumstances that would necessitate an Extraordinary Congress, one would have expected that the electoral congress of the GFF be held at the ordinary congress scheduled for next year.”He further added, “The ordinary congress would have given candidates six weeks advanced notice to get together respective slates and to campaign the GFF membership to solicit votes. However, by imposing an extraordinary congress out of nowhere, the GFF executive committee has given contesting parties four weeks to prepare. This shortened timeframe obviously gives the incumbent an unfair advantage over any other contesting slate. Moreover, why the need for an extraordinary congress? What was so urgent that the GFF had to host elections via extraordinary circumstances? Why would the incumbent cut short its tenure which ends at the latest some 7 months from now?”  Urling added, “The only logical conclusion would be to shut out any potential challenger(s) to the incumbent. This move definitely sets the GFF back years in relations to transparency and fairness. These are the activities that sow and implant the seeds that led to the fractured nature the federation was in a few years ago.”  Meanwhile, a veteran administrator who spoke on the condition of anonymity said, “They [the GFF] have reduced the timeframe for the Congress from three months to six weeks and the constitution is very clear on when a Congress can be called which is basically two ways.”According to the source, “The election of office bearers must take place at an Ordinary Congress and nowhere in the history of football, whether FIFA, CONCACAF, CFU or otherwise has an election of office bearers occurred at an Extraordinary Congress. This is history, they are creating history. The GFF is setting precedence with this move which is not consistent with the constitution. This can even be challenged in the court of law.” The source further said, “An Extraordinary Congress is basically what the word says, for extraordinary or unexpected purposes, not for an election which is supposed to be known months in advance. There is no snap elections in sports which is what is occurring here. They are basically holding a congress with a hidden agenda. They are denying the membership the constitutional right and ability to elect their own leadership and everything is being set in favour of the current administration to keep them in office. They are depriving the membership of their constitutional right.”last_img read more

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first_imgHARARE,  (Reuters) – Captain Angelo Mathews struck an unbeaten 92 as Sri Lanka posted 295 for four at the close of the third day of the first test against Zimbabwe yesterday, putting his side in the driving seat at the Harare Sports Club. Sri Lanka trail Zimbabwe’s first innings total of 358 by 63 runs, but have six wickets in hand to pass that on day four and leave their hosts likely needing to bat out their second innings to save the test on what is a slow wicket.Mathews has taken 253 balls on his way to what he hopes will be a 10th test century and first in over a year. He will be joined at the crease today by Dhananjaya de Silva (42 not out) as the pair share an unbeaten fifth wicket stand of 68.Sri Lanka started the third day on 42 for one and advanced that score to 92 before captain Dimuth Karunaratne (37) became a first test wicket for Zimbabwe seamer Victor Nyauchi (2-38),  caught at short mid-wicket by another debutant, Ainsley Ndlovu. Kusal Mendis (80) looked comfortable before he employed a wild heave at a Nyauchi delivery and was caught at slip by Brendan Taylor.And Zimbabwe will have felt right in the game when they removed Dinesh Chandimal (12), caught and bowled by captain Sean Williams with the score on 227.But Matthews and De Silva set about steadying the innings again and have given Sri Lanka a platform from which to launch on day four in search of quick runs to build a lead. The tour was hastily arranged, having only been announced on Jan. 8. Zimbabwe, returning to test cricket for the first time since their tour of Bangladesh in 2018, were briefly suspended by the International Cricket Council last year because of government interference in the sport, but were reinstated in October.The second test will also be played at the Harare Sports Club, starting on Jan. 27.last_img read more

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first_imgThis weekend national cycling coach, Hassan Mohamed has organized two cycling meets sponsored by R&R International for the 28th year. On Saturday, the country’s best wheelsmen will take to the inner circuit of the National Park for the 28th edition of the 11-race programme. Romello Crawford, who has been missing from local cycling for majority of the season, is the defending champion after stopping the clock at one hour, 43 minutes and 14 seconds (01:43:14) in the Schoolboys and Invitational 35-lap feature race. Sherwin Sampson will also defend his 10-lap juveniles’ title which was won in a time of 00:28:47 as well as Jaikaran Sukhai in the veterans under 50, Kennard Lovell in the over 50 and Jaheim Henry in the three laps 12-14 years BMX. On Sunday, the riders will then converge at Schoonard, West Demerara, for a 40-mile race that will see them heading to Bushy Park, Parika and returning to the starting point for the finish. Paul DeNobrega is the defending champion after completing the course in 01:37:15. Sampson will also defend the juvenile title in this event.  At last year’s event, Hector Edwards Jr., won the mountain bike division and Alex Mendes the veterans category. Mohamed explained that Jacob Rambarran of R&R will be on hand for the distribution of prizes and to witness the action.The veteran administrator extended gratitude to the company for their near three-decade involvement with cycling and promised keen competition from the country’s best. “Mr. Rambarran is an avid follower of the sport and it is businessmen like him that keeps the sport alive. This is one of the races that cyclists look forward to every year and we are proud to be associated with R&R,” Mohamed stated.last_img read more

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first_img(Reuters) – Manchester United have endured a difficult Premier League season but sealing third place with a win over Leicester City tomorrow will be further evidence of the team’s potential, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said yesterday. Solskjaer oversaw the Old Trafford club’s worst start to a top-flight campaign in 30 years and faced questions about his suitability for the club’s rebuild but a youthful United have turned things around in the second half of the season.Having gone unbeaten in their last 13 league games, United can secure their highest finish since the 2017-18 season when Jose Mourinho guided them to second place.“Let’s get this game out of the way and get third position and continue the growth and journey this team is on. We’ve had some hard times this season, some setbacks, but we have shown this is a team going places,” Solskjaer told reporters. Solskjaer, whose team last tasted defeat in the competition against Burnley in January, said the addition of playmaker Bruno Fernandes was among the factors in their resurgence.“Many factors, many reasons… belief, if you look at that game against Burnley we should have won that, that’s football and the Premier League,” Solskjaer said.“The belief, confidence, change of atmosphere, Bruno coming in has made a massive difference. We’ve got our best players fit and raring to go… the boys worked hard, the fitness levels, the mental robustness is so much better than last season. “… I’m delighted with how the development looks.”Solskjaer said that their sole focus was picking up three points against fifth-placed Leicester.“… We’ve given ourselves a good chance of Champions League next year but we can’t go in thinking about the outcome, we’ve just got to perform at a high enough level and get a result,” Solskjaer added. “We want to dominate the game… One lapse of concentration can hurt you… this is a journey for this team.”last_img read more

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first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England, (Reuters) – Pakistan middle-order batsman Mohammad Rizwan hit a defiant half century on a difficult batting pitch to guide his side past the 200-mark in their first innings and frustrate England in the second test yesterday. Having resumed on 126-5 overnight, Pakistan, batting first, reached 223-9 when bad light forced the second day’s play to finish early with Rizwan, who was dropped by Jos Buttler on 14, on 60 and Naseem Shah on one. With Pakistan’s first innings stretching into a third day and more rain forecast, a draw is already beginning to look the most likely result. England lead 1-0 in the three-match series.“We are a bit disappointed we have not bowled Pakistan out – they have played really nicely at times and we have missed a few chances and maybe not been as ruthless with the ball as we could have been,” said England bowler Stuart Broad.After the start of play was delayed by 90 minutes by bad light, Babar Azam and Rizwan managed to negotiate a one-hour session before lunch without further loss. Azam went shortly after lunch for 47 when he was victim to an excellent delivery from Broad which straightened just enough to shave the outside edge.A key moment followed when Buttler, diving high to his left, dropped a difficult chance offered by Rizwan.Buttler, however, made no mistake when Yasir Shah nicked James Anderson’s outswinger to him and was out for five as the England bowler claimed his 593rd test wicket. Shaheen Afridi followed when he was naively run out for a 19-ball duck, setting off from the non-striker’s end and getting caught out of his ground as Dom Sibley scored a direct hit.That left Pakistan on 176-8 which prompted Rizwan to adopt a more aggressive approach, hitting two fours off the same Sam Curran over before driving Chris Woakes to the extra-cover boundary for four more.England began to show signs of frustration and Pakistan reached 200 thanks to a gift from Woakes who conceded four byes from a loose delivery down the legside, before Rizwan completed his 50 off 104 balls. Mohammad Abbas was lbw to Broad for two after the tea break before bad light stopped play again.last_img read more

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first_img Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share Paddy Power has been pulled up for ‘serious failings’ in its anti-money laundering and social responsibility processes following a Gambling Commission investigation.The bookmaker has also agreed to contribute £280,000 to socially responsible causes after failing to keeping crime out of gambling and protect vulnerable people.The failings relate to the way Paddy Power handled relationships with two customers at one of its betting shops (customers A & B), and with one of its online customers who was later convicted of serious criminal offences (Mr Cooney).Richard Watson, Programme Director at the Commission said: “We expect the industry will learn the lessons from this case – it is their duty to keep crime out of gambling and protect vulnerable people from harm. If operators don’t implement processes and policies aimed at doing this then they risk losing their operating licence. Paddy Power failed in its dealing with three customers and is now facing the consequences of these actions in a very public way.”While Paddy Power had social responsibility and anti-money laundering policies and procedures in place, had delivered training to staff and had systems for monitoring internal compliance, the Commission found that the procedures in place were not fully in line with guidance published by the regulator, not all staff involved in the identified incidents fully understood Paddy Power’s own policies and their internal compliance monitoring had failed to identify the issues relating to the customers.Paddy Power has co-operated fully with the regulator and acknowledged that it:failed to have and apply a customer interaction policy which complied with social responsibility code provision 3.4.1(1)(c), which is a condition of its licence, as it did not include: “circumstances in which consideration should be given to refusing service to customers and/or barring them from the operator’s gambling premises”interpreted the duty to be socially responsible in relation to potential problem gambling as being limited to monitoring and interacting with customers, rather than considering refusing servicehad, despite being aware that customer A displayed signs of having a serious gambling problem, asked staff to encourage him to continue to visit and to spend. This was grossly at odds with the licensing objective of preventing vulnerable people from being exploited by gamblinghad an anti-money laundering (AML) policy which was inadequate in that it did not include reference to the spending of the proceeds of crime and therefore failed to take into account our published advice2 and guidance3 about managing the risks of money launderingfailed to respond appropriately to suspicions of money laundering in relation to customer Bfailed to take reasonable steps to establish customer A’s and Mr Cooney’s sources of funds.The Commission added: “We expect gambling operators to take note of these issues and consider them in light on their own operating procedures and processes. The gambling industry should be on notice that the issues identified in this statement are likely to form the basis for future Commission compliance activity.”The full statement can be found here.The Anti-Money Laundering Directives could have a huge impact on how the betting industry operates in the future if it cannot get exemption from some of the requirements. In January the Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group (GAMLG) was established and is now headed up by Keith Bristow QPM, who recently retired as Director-General of the UK National Crime Agency.GAMLG’s initial membership is comprised of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB). The sectors they represent account for over 70% of the British gambling market.It is modelled on the financial services sector’s Joint Money Laundering Steering Group. Its aim is to improve the gambling industry’s ability to combat money laundering. It will primarily do this by producing, in collaboration with the sector’s statutory regulator (The Gambling Commission), industry good practice guidelines. However, its remit will enable it to consider a wide range of related issues. Related Articles Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020last_img read more

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first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Seeing the Ravens among the top offensive teams in the NFL is enough to make you blink twice after years of riding the coattail of the defense, but it represents a changing of the guard in Baltimore.Through the first four games of the season, the Ravens rank second in total offense and fifth in points per game while their defense has slipped to 23rd overall in yards allowed this season. Much of the offensive improvement falls on the shoulders of fifth-year quarterback Joe Flacco, who is on pace for his first 5,000-yard season when he has yet to even throw for 4,000 in a season.However, Flacco would be the first to tell you his expanded set of weapons in the passing game has helped him immensely as the addition of the speedy Jacoby Jones and the improvement of 2011 second-round pick Torrey Smith have led to a more dynamic passing game, which ranks fourth in the league in yardage. Baltimore leads the league with 26 plays of 20-or-more yards this season, with 24 coming through the air.“[Defenses] definitely have to decide how to play us,” Flacco said. “They’ve tried to take those guys away, and sometimes they’ve left them one-on-one out there. In either situation, I think we’ve done a good job of running routes underneath and winning underneath.”The one week in which the Baltimore receivers seemed to be outmatched came against the Philadelphia Eagles as cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played press coverage with a single deep safety for much of the afternoon. Ravens wideouts were held to just six catches for 85 yards, with Jones catching a 21-yard touchdown in the second quarter.Flacco attempted 42 passes against the Eagles but only targeted wide receivers 12 times as he instead looked at tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson and running back Ray Rice. He averaged only 5.5 yards per attempt in the Ravens’ 24-23 loss.Possessing the league’s 13th-ranked pass defense, the Kansas City Chiefs will employ a similar defensive style with their 3-4 alignment as opposed to the Eagles’ 4-3 scheme.“They are playing bump-and-run Cover 1, a lot of single-high coverage,” offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said. “They feel good about their inside linebackers’ ability to cover. They like their ability to get edge pressure to help their secondary. So, I like the way they’re aggressive. Most teams that can play bump-and-run man-to-man play Cover 1, they can give you some problems.”Comparatively speaking, cornerback Brandon Flowers brings a physical presence similar to Rodgers-Cromartie while Stanford Routt is more of a speed coverage back like Asomugha. Neither is as talented as the tandem in Philadelphia, but the Chiefs also have one of the best young safeties in the league in Eric Berry to offer assistance in coverage.Going back through the last few seasons, receivers have struggled to beat press coverage and gain separation against more physical defensive backs and it’s a strategy the Ravens will once again encounter in Kansas City. If Flacco cannot find open targets, he will face heat from outside linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston coming around the edges.The Kansas City defense showed its potential last season in handing the 13-0 Packers their only loss of the regular season as they sacked quarterback Aaron Rodgers four times and held him to only 235 yards passing on 35 attempts while holding their talented wide receivers in check.“You better be able to run through those seven yards, get yourself free, get yourself clean, get some separation so Joe can get the ball out,” Cameron said. “These guys do an outstanding job rushing the passer. You saw last year when Green Bay went in there undefeated and they got a ton of pressure on Rodgers. The combination of their coverage and their pressure is the toughest part.”Pollard not feeling sentimentalStrong safety Bernard Pollard began his NFL career in Kansas City where he was a second-round selection in the 2006 draft.Playing for then-coach Herman Edwards, Pollard spent three seasons with the Chiefs and amassed 189 tackles, three interceptions, and one sack in his time there. However, the seventh-year safety says he doesn’t view the game with any special significance.“It’s not about me. A lot of guys on this team have been on other teams,” Pollard said. “It’s not about that individual. It’s about us as a team going into a hostile environment and getting a win.”However, Pollard went on to discuss how many of his former teammates remain in Kansas City, including running back Jamaal Charles as the two spent the 2008 season together before Pollard wound up in Houston a year later. That year, Charles was a rookie from the University of Texas.The Baltimore defensive player credited his former teammates for hanging tough in Kansas City after a rough start to the 2011 season that included season-ending injuries to Charles and Berry and the dismissal of head coach Todd Haley. Pollard is anxious to face the talented Charles, who ranks second in the NFL with 415 rushing yards.“It’s going to be fun being able to see him,” Pollard said. “Just to see him become the player that he is. When they drafted him in the third round, just to see him now, the guy is a very talented player. That’s what Herm wanted. You look at a lot of players that they have, Herm drafted a lot of those men that are key athletes on their team.”Injury reportCONTINUE >>>last_img read more

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first_imgAs many of you know, I am not a fan of referees. I probably use the #badzebras hash tag more than anyone on twitter, heck some might even claim I invented it.But watching the Capitals 3-2 loss to New Jersey tonight, you aren’t going to get me blaming the referees for yet another Washington loss.Were some of the calls questionable in this one? Yeah, maybe so, but good teams and smart ones at that, don’t put themselves in the position this Caps team does repeatedly to give the zebras a chance to whistle them for infractions. Lack of talent combined with low hockey IQ led to the penalty parade that was the third period, one in which Washington was called for six infractions and resulted in two lengthy 5 on 3 Devils power plays.Simply put, you play like that and you deserve to lose.Combine that with the fact that Washington was dominated at even strength all night, and it is amazing that the Caps even had a chance to win this one going into the final frame.For that, everyone can once again thank Braden Holty, who was brilliant in net, especially in the first period when the Capitals were sleep walking.The only other reason the Caps were winning after 40 minutes was their power play. They tallied twice on it despite giving up an inexcusable shorthanded goal to Patrick Elias. Washington went 2 for 4 on the night with the advantage but surrendered the shorty and they also gave up the game winner while shorthanded. So the special teams battle was even at two a piece.Look no further than the tying goal for why the Capitals lost. Mike Ribeiro lost a key defensive zone draw and then he failed to cover Andrei Loktionov as the Devils center went to the net. The result was a lay up for the New Jersey forward on a Holtby rebound. Lazy hockey there, plain and simple.I’ve chronicled all season the lack of talent on this Washington roster, especially up front. They could not afford to lose Brooks Laich and with Mike Green now out on the back end for the second straight game players on the downside of their careers, like Tom Poti, end up in the game. Poti was whistled for interference just before the game winner.So the nightmare season continues for Washington as they drop to 5-10-1 and they remain in last place in the Eastern Conference. Saturday at noon they get Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk, and company again at the Verizon Center. The Devils are a talented team that plays smart. Right now the Caps are nearly the complete opposite.So blame the referees all you want for this loss, but if you peel back the onion and do the real analysis, you’ll soon find out the real reason you are crying.last_img read more

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first_imgIn their first spring meeting with the New York Yankees, the Orioles didn’t exactly face the 1927 Bronx Bombers in a 5-1 win in Sarasota on Monday afternoon.New York right-hander Vidal Nuno made the start while Brett Gardner, Jayson Nix, Juan Rivera, and Francisco Cervelli were the most recognizable names in the Yankees’ batting order against left-hander Brian Matusz. The Orioles starter pitched two shutout innings to collect the victory while primarily using his fastball against an underwhelming lineup of hitters.It’s only a snapshot, but here were five thoughts taken away from the Orioles’ first televised spring training contest:1. You want to knock on wood when you say it — or pinch yourself because you assume you’re dreaming — but healthy versions of Brian Roberts and Nolan Reimold at the top of the order would do wonders for this offense. Roberts was the more impressive of the two Monday as he doubled from each side of the plate while hitting in the No. 2 spot in the order behind Reimold. The second baseman is also no longer wearing the double-flapped batting helmet he sported last season, another indication that his concussion-related symptoms might be behind him once and for all. Reimold was 0-for-2 against the Yankees after going 0-for-3 in his spring debut on Sunday, but he continues to build strength and confidence after being declared ready to go at the start of the spring.Manager Buck Showalter has stated his preference to lower J.J. Hardy in the order after the shortstop was miscast as a top-of-the-lineup hitter in his first two seasons with the Orioles, and Roberts’ .351 career on-base percentage and Reimold’s .338 mark would fit nicely at the top of the lineup as long as you continue to see no health concerns for either player this spring. It would be a welcome change for a lineup that included low on-base percentage options such as Hardy and the departed Robert Andino at the top of the order before Nick Markakis and Nate McLouth moved into those roles out of necessity in the second half of last season.It feels like a long shot to be able to count on a 35-year-old Roberts — who is trying to bounce back from season-ending hip surgery as well as offseason sports hernia surgery — after three injury-plagued seasons in a row, but the 29-year-old Reimold could still have plenty of good baseball in front of him if he can finally stay on the field.2. The case of right-hander Tommy Hunter will be one to follow this spring as he is out of options. Hunter allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless inning of work on Monday, and it appears the 26-year-old will be eyed as a relief option this spring.Hunter has made 75 career starts in the big leagues between Texas and Baltimore, but his stuff has never screamed starting pitcher as he’s averaged only 5.0 strikeouts per nine innings pitched and has a career 4.77 earned run average. In 12 2/3 innings pitched out of the bullpen last September, Hunter allowed one earned run and struck out 12 and featured fastball velocity in the upper 90s.This becomes more interesting when considering Hunter would need to clear waivers to be sent to Triple-A Norfolk at the end of the spring. Other fringe starters such as Matusz, Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, and Steve Johnson all have at least one option remaining, making it possible that Hunter could be viewed in a more favorable light in starting the season as the long reliever out of the bullpen while at least some of the others could find themselves pitching with the Tides to start the year.Showalter has said the club won’t make roster decisions based on option years, but it would appear Hunter would have the inside track on a bullpen role if he has a reasonably strong spring. On the other hand, a poor performance from the right-hander would also mean he’s more likely to pass through waivers unclaimed.3. If you’re looking for this year’s version of Lew Ford or Steve Pearce, keep an eye on Russ Canzler. The 26-year-old is capable of playing first base and the corner outfield spots and hit 61 combined home runs in his last three minor-league seasons split between Double A and Triple A.It was a crazy offseason for Canzler, who was selected off waivers four different times with executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette finally nabbing him from the Yankees on Feb. 5. The right-handed hitter drove in a run with a single in Monday’s 5-1 win and was strongly endorsed by Norfolk manager Ron Johnson prior to the Orioles acquiring him this winter.It would be an upset to see Canzler break camp as a member of the 25-man roster — he also has two option years remaining — but his .819 on-base plus slugging percentage over nine minor-league seasons is the type of statistic that intrigues Duquette when searching for bargain-basement deals. Canzler was selected in the 30th round of the 2004 draft as an 18-year-old by the Chicago Cubs and spent seven years in that organization before spending a season each with Tampa Bay and Cleveland.It’s a long shot, of course, that we’ll see Canzler making any tangible contribution to the 2013 Orioles, but no one expected Ford or Pearce to contribute to the Orioles’ first playoff team in 15 years at the start of the season, either.CONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE >>>>>last_img read more

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