Thursday, July 19, 2018
Sports

Blue Jays' Tulowitzki still bitter at former boss with Rockies

Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki made it clear that he's still angry with Rockies GM Jeff Bridich over the July trade that sent him to Toronto.

In a story in Monday's USA Today, Tulowitzki said he and Bridich got into a shouting match over the phone the night he was traded.

"I'll never talk to him, never talk to those people," Tulowitzki said. "You get lied to, straight to your face, you get upset. I believe in forgiveness, but at the same time, I don't plan on being friendly with them, or anything like that."

Tulowitzki also said he preferred the Blue Jays' spring complex in Dunedin to the Rockies' facility in Scottsdale, Ariz.

"I like this place a lot better than Arizona," Tulowitzki said. "That place was like a country club. Guys got comfortable because it was so nice. This place has a better feel. It reminds you of spring training. The way it's supposed to be."

SLUGGER SITS: Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion missed Monday's intrasquad game a day after having an abscessed tooth pulled.

Manager John Gibbons said the All-Star 1B/DH was not with the team but is not expected to miss any more time.

"He's probably not eating real good right now," Gibbons said.

Yanks: Closer dazzles

TAMPA — Prospect Tyler Wade got an up-close look at Aroldis Chapman and saw why the Yankees left-hander is one of baseball's top relievers.

Wade, a left-handed hitter, was among four minor-leaguers to bat against Chapman during the closer's first batting practice session with the Yankees on Monday.

"It was like a blur," Wade said. "He's got really good breaking stuff. He makes you feel really uncomfortable. I kind of had to guess on him.

"It's what, Feb. 29, and it's tough," Wade added with a laugh.

Chapman threw 25 pitches overall.

"Physically I felt awesome out there," he said through a translator.

Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues last season, ranging from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph.

C Carlos Corporan thought Chapman was throwing his fastball around 97-98 mph Monday.

Wade had a swinging strike and foul ball in nine pitches. Chapman broke the bat of Jorge Mateo on foul grounder during a five-pitch sequence that included three swings and misses.

Comments
SEC media days: Why Iím picking Alabama and Georgia to meet again

SEC media days: Why Iím picking Alabama and Georgia to meet again

ATLANTA — Continuing my annual tradition of idiocy, here are my predicted SEC football standings for the fall. I'll revisit them after the season, so I can laugh at myself before anyone else can laugh at me.SEC West1.   ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays place Wilson Ramos on DL for potential extended absence, seek replacement

Rays place Wilson Ramos on DL for potential extended absence, seek replacement

ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays made the inevitable move Wednesday of placing catcher Wilson Ramos on the disabled list while still looking for a replacement.Ramos, 30, strained his left hamstring Saturday in Minnesota, which forced him out of Tuesda...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Must-see golf history with Seminoleís Brittany Lincicome

Must-see golf history with Seminoleís Brittany Lincicome

Thursday is history.There is no way around it, even for Brittany Lincicome, who loves finding her way around it. That's just her. She played with boys growing up, neighborhood football and basketball, baseball — and golf. I remember when she wa...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Sports on TV/radio for Thursday, July 19

TODAYAction sportsX Games10 p.m.ESPNBaseballCardinals at Cubs7 p.m.ESPN; 620-AMCycling, Tour de FranceStage 126:30 a.m.NBCSNGolfBritish Open1:30 a.m.GolfBritish Open9:30 a.m.GolfPGA: Barbasol Championship5 p.m.GolfLacrosse, World ChampionshipSemifina...
Updated: 7 hours ago
An all-or-nothing All-Star Game

An all-or-nothing All-Star Game

WASHINGTON — Tuesday's All-Star Game was exciting, dramatic, historic — and perfectly representative of the 2018 season, what with the unprecedented power show, display of blazing arms creating a fan club (25 strikeouts), and the emotion ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
SEC media days: No answers on Alabama quarterback battle

SEC media days: No answers on Alabama quarterback battle

ATLANTA — Alabama coach Nick Saban had little to say Wednesday about the biggest topic of the offseason.Who will be the Crimson Tide's starting quarterback: Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts?"I think the number one thing that you will want to ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Georgia Tech preparing for its day in the (Tampa) sun

Georgia Tech preparing for its day in the (Tampa) sun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The two Georgia Tech players who appeared Wednesday at the ACC Kickoff were smart enough not to speak at length about their Sept. 8 game at USF, considering they have a Sept. 1 game against Alcorn State.But be assured, the Bul...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Captainís Corner: Finding fish on bottom structure of gulf

Finding fish on the bottom structure of the Gulf of Mexico this summer has been up and down for our spearfishermen. In late spring and early summer, the fish migrated to their normal areas, then they changed up. Grouper stayed in the shallow water lo...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Speaking frank-ly, Mark Richt declares Malik Rosier UMís starting QB

Speaking frank-ly, Mark Richt declares Malik Rosier UMís starting QB

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On National Hot Dog Day, of all days, Mark Richt again was in rare gastronomical form.Miami's third-year coach, who captivated a media audience at last year's ACC Kickoff by diagramming how to eat a sandwich in 10 bites, volun...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Bucsí Gerald McCoy shows off Batman-themed Rolls Royce

Bucsí Gerald McCoy shows off Batman-themed Rolls Royce

Remember last year, when the opening credits to "Hard Knocks" showed DeSean Jackson pulling up to Bucs training camp in a white Ferrari 488 GTB, which starts around $250,000?Training camp doesn't start until next week, but we have an early leader for...
Updated: 12 hours ago