To stop shootings, get metal detectors

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI heard a really good idea and thought I should pass it on.Put $500 metal detectors on every entrance to every school (TSA airport security level).Ken BressScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img

MLB trade deadline: Astros ‘can’t believe’ they landed Zack Greinke, GM says

first_imgWith Zack Greinke, the @astros now have 3 of the top 5 MLB leaders in WHIP (Verlander 1st, Greinke 2nd, Cole 5th).The last time a team finished with 3 of the top 5 leaders in WHIP in a season was the 1925 Reds (Dolf Luque, Pete Donohue, Eppa Rixey).#TakeItBack— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 31, 2019″You just don’t know when you’re going to assemble a group this talented again,” Luhnow said. “So, you have to take advantage of it. … We are definitely going for it this year.”The Astros also added right-handers Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini in a trade with the Blue Jays. The Astros upgraded their rotation in a major way Wednesday.Houston, which had been pursuing a starter for almost all of July, missed out on most of its reported targets but landed Zack Greinke in a deal with the Diamondbacks just before the deadline. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said he was surprised the team acquired the 35-year-old right-hander.“I can’t believe we just added Zack Greinke to this rotation and this team, was probably my first thought,” Luhnow said, via Houston station Fox 26. “I wasn’t sure it was going to happen. Throughout the afternoon there were times I thought it was dead and times I thought it was 50/50. At no point did I think it was over 50/50. Related News MLB trade news: Blue Jays trade Aaron Sanchez to Astroscenter_img “When it all came together we just looked at each other in the room and said ‘Is this really happening?’ We just kind of had to pinch ourselves. Pretty amazing, pretty special moment.”Jeff Luhnow on his thoughts when he realized Zack Greinke was coming to the #Astros : “I can’t believe we just added Zack Greinke..When it all came together we just looked at each other in the room and said is this really happening?”— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 31, 2019Greinke holds a 10-4 record with a 2.87 ERA in 22 starts so far this season. The six-time All-Star is under contract through the 2021 season after signing a massive six-year, $206.5 million deal with Arizona in December 2015.The Diamondbacks will send $24 million to Houston as part of the deal, The Athletic reported, covering a significant chunk of the approximately $73 million remaining on the pitcher’s contract.”I think it’s a reflection of (Astros owner) Jim Crane’s commitment to winning and not just bringing one championship, but multiple championships to the city of Houston,” Luhnow said. “We’ve put ourselves in a good position to that. Obviously, the players have to go out and perform, we have to have a little bit of luck. … But, we’re in a really good spot right now.”Jeff Luhnow on the #Astros financial commitment in landing Zack Greinke: “I think it’s a reflection of Jim Crane’s commitment to winning and not just bringing one championship, but multiple championships to the city of Houston.”— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 31, 2019Houston entered play Wednesday leading the American League West with a 69-39 record. However, the Astros lacked depth in their rotation behind Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley. MLB trade deadline: Best, worst moves from a wild daylast_img read more

Begovic: Players in Defense did a very good Job

first_imgB&H won against Wales with the score 2: 0 two nights ago in Zenica, and due to the injuries of Dzeko, our captain was Asmir Begovic. Our goalkeeper was very pleased with the victory.“Communication in defense was very important. We talked and discussed a lot. It took a lot of discipline and I think we did a great job,” said Begovic after the match.Despite the fact that national team of B&H did not made many opportunities against extremely dangerous Wales in last night’s match, our goalkeeper emphasized that we deserved the victory.“It was very important to have an active result in the match, we had luck and we deserved to win,” concluded Begovic.(Source:

Robert Prosinecki announced 25 man squad who will face Finland and Greece

first_imgThe Bosnia manager, Robert Prosinecki, announced his 25 man squad on Monday who will face Finland and Greece in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. The main names in the squad are Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic and Roma’s Edin Dzeko.Bosnia will play at home to Finland on the 12th October and will play away to Greece 3 days later.Bosnia and Herzegovina occupy 4th spot in group J and are behind Italy, Finland, and Armenia, and above Greece and Liechtenstein.The Croat Prosinecki, who used to play for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla amongst others, resigned on the 8th September after Bosnia’s defeat to Armenia, but later revoked his decision and will be in charge for the remainder of the European qualifying campaign.The squad is the following:Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Sehic (Erzurumspor), Kenan Piric (Maribor), Jasmin Buric (Hapoel Haifa)Defenders: Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal), Toni Sunjic (Dinamo), Ermin Bicakcic (Hoffenheim), Ervin Zukanovic (Al Ahli), Eldar Civic (Ferencvaros), Marko Mihojevic (Erzgebirge), Adnan Kovacevic (Korona Kielce), Zoran Kvrzic (Rijeka)Midfielders: Stjepan Loncar (Rijeka), Muhamed Besic (Sheffield United), Gojko Cimirot (Standard Liege), Miralem Pjanic (Juventus), Elvis Saric (Al-Ahli), Rade Krunic (Milán), Amer Gojak (Dinamo), Haris Duljevic (Nimes Olympique), Mato Jajalo (Udinese)Attackers: Edin Dzeko (Roma), Riad Bajic (Konyaspor) Armin Hodzic (MOL Fehervar) Izet Hajrovic (Dinamo), Edin Visca (Basaksehir).last_img read more