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Hanrahan try has Munster in charge

first_img With the clock already in the red at the Stade Aime Giral, Hanrahan produced a stunning sidestep 25 metres out and touched down out wide to hand the 2006 and 2008 champions their third win in four pool games. Italian international Tommaso Benvenuti looked to have dealt Munster’s hopes of a third Heineken Cup crown a heavy blow when he crossed with less than two minutes remaining but Rob Penney’s men kept the ball alive from the restart, with Denis Hurley and Tommy O’Donnell setting up Hanrahan’s heroics. Doyle awarded three penalties and a free kick at a five-metre set piece before finally losing patience and pointing to the posts for a penalty try. Keatley’s simple conversion handed Munster the lead for the first time on 50 minutes. Perpignan responded well and should have gone back in front before the hour. Allen was off target again before they turned down another kickable penalty in favour of a quick tap and the chance went begging when former England number eight Luke Narraway failed to hang on to a dreadful pass out wide. Perpignan did regain the advantage when Allan struck his fourth penalty from wide on the left after 63 minutes but the lead was short-lived as Keatley made it 13-12 with 13 minutes left. Benvenuti’s try out wide should have been enough for Perpignan but Munster have proved time and time again that they can never be written off in Europe. A last-gasp try from JJ Hanrahan gave Munster an 18-17 victory after yet another thrilling Heineken Cup finish against Perpignan. Munster began brightly and thought they had claimed the opening try with just six minutes on the clock when openside flanker Sean Dougall scampered over from 10 metres out. The celebrations were short-lived, however, as referee JP Doyle called for assistance and the TMO ruled that James Downey was guilty of obstruction. Instead, it was Perpignan who scored first just moments later through a well-struck penalty from former Scotland U20 fly-half Tommy Allan. Both sides found themselves down to 14 men after 13 minutes when Munster skipper Peter O’Mahony and Perpignan hooker Romain Terrain were sin-binned for an off-the-ball altercation that led to a mass brawl. Ian Keatley kicked Munster level after a quarter of an hour but Allan edged Perpignan back in front with his second three minutes later. His third strike after 24 minutes pushed Perpignan six points clear and it stayed that way until the break, although both kickers should have added to their tally. Keatley failed from the tee after half an hour and Allan followed suit four minutes later, with Keatley missing again with the final play of the half. Munster started the second half in a similar manner to the first, as Paul O’Connell and his team-mates repeatedly demolished the Perpignan scrum. Press Associationlast_img read more

MS Dhoni shares heartwarming video of daughter singing

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India captain MS Dhoni on Sunday shared a heart-warming video of his daughter Ziva where she is seen playing the guitar and singing. Dhoni posted the video on Instagram with a caption: “Snow brings the best out of her.”Dhoni, India’s 2007 T20 and 2011 50-over World Cup-winning captain, has not taken the cricket field since the 2019 World Cup where Virat Kohli-led India lost to New Zealand in the semifinals.The dashing wicketkeeper-batsman has kept the cricketing world guessing about his retirement from international cricket with him expected to return in the Indian Premier League and take it forward from there on ahead of the T20 World Cup in October.The 38-year-old has so far represented India in 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20Is while affecting a staggering 829 dismissals behind the stumps. The wicketkeeper-batsman holds all the records which one can ask for as a captain of an international team. He is the only international captain to have won an ICC 50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy. He led Team India to the numero uno spot in ICC Rankings, both in Tests and in ODIs. (IANS)Also Read: Fans Feel MS Dhoni Integral To India’s Chance of Winning World CupAlso Watch: Anti-CAA protests: Tinsukia District Congress demands release of party workerlast_img read more

CFU to consider split from CONCACAF

first_imgSEVERAL Caribbean nations have supported a bid to break away from regional football representative CONCACAF in favour of forming an independent confederation as disputes over funding grow.According to multiple reports, the issue was raised at a recent meeting of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) executive and 26 of 31 nations were in support of the proposal that would see the region depart from its 41-member parent association.President of the CFU, Gordon Derrick, was the one to raise the motion, which is firmly rooted in extreme displeasure with the attitude of the new Victor Montagliani-led CONCACAF towards the Caribbean region.Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) president Montagliani was elected as head of the body in May of last year. Since then the CFU has reportedly seen the majority of funding and grants heavily cut and been allowed no major input in CONCACAF’s decision-making process.Many believe the measures in part serve as punishment of sorts for the region, who supplied the last two CONCACAF presidents Jack Warner and Jeffrey Webb. Both former FIFA officials are now facing corruption charges and have been banned for life from the sport.“We were promised development for our youth, we were promised a treatment as equals but we received nothing but crumbs if that,” Inside World Football quoted Gordon as saying.“True to the tradition that sadly governed our region for far too long, we were the water carriers of countries much larger than ours, we were expected to deliver when they called and we were to succumb to the interests that were not and are not ours to this day.”(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

Despite win over Guelph, Syracuse works to improve heading into regular season

first_imgNicole Ferrara was positioned by the goal when her teammate Larissa Martyniuk unleashed a shot to the net. It was quickly deflected, right to the waiting Ferrera, who smoothly chipped it in.It wasn’t pretty, but as was the case for the Syracuse offense all night in its exhibition game, it was just enough to get the job done.“It was definitely sloppy,” Ferrara said. “It was the first game of the season. You just have to get used to playing with each other. We’ll get better as the season goes along.”Her shot put Syracuse up 3-1 against University of Guelph, a score that would hold until the final buzzer at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday night. The game was an exhibition, but it was a tough one, as Guelph entered the game having won its past 16 contests.Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan acknowledged that beating the Canadian team was impressive and that the Gryphons provided a difficult task for the Syracuse attack.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You can see it’s a game where I think both teams got tired,” Flanagan said. “The puck was bouncing, a lot of turnovers in the neutral zone. We’ve just got to manage the puck better. It’s pretty basic, and nothing we can’t handle in the next few practices.”Flanagan made sure all of his players received minutes. This included the team’s eight freshmen. He noted that he went as deep as to play the fourth line in the win, and said that some of the freshmen impressed him more than others.One freshman that stood out was Elizabeth Scala, the first of the newcomers to get on the board. The Rhode Island native scored on a breakaway goal midway through the second period, and her tally proved to be the game winner.“I was kind of nervous at first, you know, with it being my first game,” Scala said. “But I just tried to take my opportunity and the chance that I got.”Scala’s goal was a brief reprieve for an offense that couldn’t get comfortable on the ice all night. Even Scala acknowledged that the team wasn’t in mid-season form.“We were just kind of running around a little bit,” Scala said, “but that’s expected in the beginning of the year and we’ve been working hard so hopefully that will help.”The hard work will need to continue as Syracuse enters its regular season in Boston on Friday against Northeastern. Flanagan had every player suit up against Guelph, something he said he might be opposed to going forward in the hopes that the offense runs more steadily.Flanagan admitted that his team, which finished its best-ever season at 20-15-1 last year, doesn’t have that “wow” factor, and that winning night in and night out will be a full-team effort.“We’re a team that has to be a blue-collar team,” Flanagan said. “We don’t have any superstars out there. I think we have a lot of parity amongst our lineup. We’re going to have to play hard, and real smart in terms of our decision making.” Comments Published on September 30, 2013 at 1:45 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Peterson erupts for career-high 32 points to carry Syracuse past Wake Forest

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Alexis Peterson dropped to the Carrier Dome floor — her back resting on the free-throw line and her legs extended in the air mere inches above the floor’s Atlantic Coast Conference logo.Syracuse’s fiery point guard clenched her arms in two double-fist pumps, let out a beckoning “Ah!” and twice smacked the Carrier Dome hardwood.In the midst of scoring 10 points in the game’s final 2:39, Peterson had just knocked down a jump shot while being fouled, an eventual three-point play that extended Syracuse’s lead to nine points with 59 seconds to go in regulation.It was a historical night for Peterson, who led the No. 25 Orange (12-5, 2-2 ACC) to a 73-62 victory over Wake Forest (9-9, 0-4) in front of a crowd of 364. The sophomore finished with a career-high 32 points on 10-of-15 shooting and turned the ball over just once in 39 minutes.“It was the best point guard performance in my nine years here, by far, and it ain’t even close,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She’s established herself as a player that whenever we need something to happen, she’s going to make it happen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If she’s not at Syracuse University tonight, we lose. Period.”She played all but 20 seconds in the first half and scored 17 points, two shy of her personal best for an entire game.With 4:23 left in the first half, Peterson circled around a screen, and with Wake Forest guard Amber Campbell draped on her right hip, threw up an awkward layup. The ball rolled over the front of the rim and in. To that point, Peterson’s 14 points equaled the Demon Deacons’ total.“She’s one of the best point guards, most dynamic point guards, I would say, in the league,” said WFU head coach Jen Hoover, who added that she’s known about Peterson since AAU ball. “She’s a big threat because she can do so many things with the ball.”Not even Peterson’s second-half charley horse could derail her performance. After the guard made a free throw at the 12:08 mark of the second half, she came off the court with the cramp, but checked in 51 seconds later and played the rest of the game.After a Briana Day steal with 8:51 left, Peterson found Diamond Henderson in transition and retreated to the perimeter. With the Wake Forest bench yelling “shooter!” Peterson took a pass back from Henderson and sank a mid-range jumper to give the Orange a 53-44 lead.Peterson also stood out on defense, grabbing four rebounds and swiping two steals. Hillsman pointed to a steal Peterson had with 4:33 to go in regulation and SU clinging to a 59-51 lead as her best play of the game.After a 6-0 WFU run, Peterson hit a 3 from the left wing to extend the lead back to five, holding her right arm in the air and relishing the moment.“I didn’t look at it as it being my night,” Peterson said. “I was more concerned with us losing. Whether I had 32 or two, it was more so, ‘How are we going to finish this game and come out victorious?’” Comments Published on January 15, 2015 at 9:20 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

USC and UCLA are similarly situated

first_imgThe No. 13 USC women’s volleyball team travels across the city tonight to take on crosstown rival No. 16 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion in a much-anticipated matchup that begins at 7 p.m.The Women of Troy (13-2, 2-2) are coming off a rollercoaster of a weekend that saw the team win a five-set thriller over No. 15 Cal last Friday only to suffer a sweep at the hands of No. 7 Stanford on Saturday.Experienced veteran · USC will be banking on production from senior outside hitter Jessica Gysin. – Ian Elston | Daily Trojan UCLA (12-5, 2-2) represents the latest challenge for the Women of Troy in a very strong Pac-10 Conference. The Bruins are tied for third in the conference for opponents’ hitting percentage (.163), third for digs (15.04 dps) and fourth in blocks (2.68 bps). UCLA has a 13.66 kps average while hitting .233 as a team.Similar to USC, the Bruins defeated Cal and lost to Stanford last weekend.USC coach Mick Haley is looking for his team to steady its course tonight at Pauley Pavilion, a place where the Women of Troy haven’t won since 2005.“We have a chance to really step up here and get the Bruins at their place and get some momentum,” Haley said. “We’ve been trying to improve every week that we play. If we can constantly do that, I think we’re right on schedule to keep getting better.”Improving every week may be easier said than done in the Pac-10. The conference has a record eight teams ranked in the Coaches Top 25 poll. But even though most teams USC faces the rest of the season will be tough, tonight’s matchup against the rival Bruins means something special to coaches and the players.“The game’s always one that you want to win, and as coaches you always want to own the city,” Haley said. “It’s the only place in the US where you have two Division I teams [that are] usually both top-10 teams in the same city. It attracts a lot of attention, and we certainly want to do well.”USC’s success so far has relied on the consistency of senior outside hitter Jessica Gysin, sophomore outside hitter Alex Jupiter and sophomore setter Kendall Bateman.However, Haley is looking for more players to step up, particularly on the right side of the court. While Gysin and Jupiter have performed well on the left side, junior outside hitter Kimmee Roleder has been inconsistent so far on the right. If her struggles continue tonight, Haley may shuffle his lineup.“[Freshman outside hitter Katie] Fuller has been playing very well in practice lately. She may challenge Roleder, which makes our team stronger,” Haley said.On the other side of the net, UCLA’s junior outside hitter Dicey McGraw and 6-foot-5 sophomore middle blocker Amanda Gil pose major obstacles to USC’s gameplan.Although USC has controlled McGraw in the past, she is leading the Bruins this season with 202 kills (3.42 kps), 115 digs (1.95 dps) and 229.0 points (3.88 pps) — and is looking for a breakthrough performance against the Women of Troy tonight.Gil, who Haley believes is the bigger threat, has 125 kills (2.27 kps) while hitting .370 with a team-leading and Pac-10 leading 85 blocks (1.55 bps).“She creates some obstacles because those kids can put their hands over the net quicker,” Haley said.The USC coach feels if his team can serve well enough to keep UCLA away from the net and pass enough to get the offense moving, the Women of Troy will come out victorious. But either way, it’s going to be a tough match against a strong rival.“It’s going to be a pretty even battle,” Haley said. “It will be interesting to see how everybody adjusts to it.”last_img read more

Homecoming hopefuls

first_imgFreshman receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown looks to dodge a receiver as he runs to the end zone. (Ling Luo | Daily Trojan)With the end of the season nearing and barely a shot at a Pac-12 title or a major bowl, head coach Clay Helton and the Trojans will look to find an identity to hold onto heading towards the offseason. The transfer of play-calling duties to Helton early last week signaled a major shift in the team’s direction. The team’s first effort under the full offensive direction of Helton resulted in a win last weekend against last place Oregon State, although the victory may have come with more trouble than initially expected. They’ll face a tougher opponent in Cal with the same 5-4 record, coming off of a tough 19-13 loss to No. 8 ranked Washington State. This week’s matchup will establish whether or not this Trojan team has a direction moving forward.USC offense vs. Cal defenseThe defense, led by Bears head coach and former USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, is a stingy if inconsistent unit. At its best, the Cal defense is dominant, and recently that’s the way it has looked, holding Washington and Washington State to 10 and 19 points, respectively, in back-to-back weeks. They’ve been especially impressive in pass coverage, with a secondary featuring redshirt sophomore cornerback Camryn Bynum and redshirt junior safety Ashtyn Davis that has held Washington quarterback Jake Browning and Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew to only two combined touchdowns while snagging three interceptions. Junior linebacker Evan Weaver is also a force on the defensive side of the ball for the Bears, finding a way to involve himself on almost every snap — evidenced by his 94 tackles, two interceptions and six passes defended on the year. “They’re doing a nice job of mixing up coverages and they hide their coverages extremely well,” Helton said.This unit will provide Clay Helton with his first real offensive play-calling test as the Trojans come off their win against Oregon State. The game plan last week unleashed the run, spearheaded by senior running back Aca’Cedric Ware, who rushed for a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns. With the strength of the Bears’ pass defense and junior receiver Michael Pittman out this week with a shoulder injury, don’t be surprised to see the Trojans try to replicate that success on the ground once again. Between Ware and redshirt sophomore Vavae Malepeai (sophomore Stephen Carr is out with an ankle injury), the Trojans will likely try to pound the ball down the throat of the Cal defense. However, don’t expect them to shy away from taking big shots downfield in the passing game — that has been the bread and butter of USC’s offense this season. The emergence of freshman receiver Devon Williams last week after Pittman’s injury was huge. Between Williams’ play, redshirt sophomore receiver Tyler Vaughns and the re-emergence of a healthy freshman receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, freshman quarterback JT Daniels will have plenty of options to stretch the field with. “With [Pittman] out, [Williams] is going to garner reps again,” Helton said. “He is a huge target and an explosive weapon.”Cal offense vs. USC defenseThe Cal offense is much less imposing than the group they have on the other side of the ball. Ranked at No. 83, it is one of the least explosive in the country, one spot above that of USC. Redshirt senior running back Patrick Laird is Cal’s biggest playmaker, with 950 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns on the season, but on 4.4 yards per carry. The run defense shut down the Pac-12’s leading rusher last week in Oregon State’s Jermar Jefferson. The defense shouldn’t have much trouble containing the ground game if it stays disciplined in its lane assignments this week. The fact that Cal’s passing offense won’t provide much to worry about will help USC. The Bears have thrown 13 interceptions to 12 touchdowns on the year, averaging only 205 passing yards per game. At quarterback, they’ve rotated redshirt freshman Chase Garbers and redshirt sophomore Brandon McIlwain, and it remains unclear who will receive a majority of the playing time Saturday. Between the two, Garbers may seem to be the more dangerous option. He’s been solid at avoiding turnovers and has shown a strong ability to run the ball when needed.The Trojans are lucky to be playing an opponent so unspectacular through the air this week, as they could be missing their only consistent cornerback in senior Iman Marshall on Saturday. The secondary has struggled all year, with Marshall as one of its only bright spots. He has played the best season of his career, contributing five tackles against Oregon State. Marshall practiced on Thursday and will be a gametime decision. The matchup against the Cal offense will allow for the secondary  to catch its breath and perhaps leave room for young playmakers to take a step forward. “[Marshall] is having an All-American season, that’s my opinion,” Helton said. “I think when you look at him going up against some of the best wideouts in the country, he’s not only held his own but held them way below what they usually do. He’s been a major rock of that defense.”Don’t be surprised to see freshman corner Olaijah Griffin get significant playing time with Marshall’s injury and recovery from a shoulder issue.“This time of the year the games are critical,” Helton said. “This is one that can help us stay at the top of Pac-12 South and keep us on contention. I think everyone understands how valuable this game is.”Prediction: 28-10, USCExpect this to be the first game in a long time that the Trojans look good from start to finish. Defensively, they should have no problems limiting the mediocre Bears offense, despite their weaknesses.Washington State managed to hold them to 10 points last week. The sledding won’t be as easy on the other side of the ball, as the Cal defense is no joke. But the time of possession battle will greatly favor USC and wear down the Bears as the game goes on. If the Trojans’ newfound run game can put on a performance anything similar to last week, it’ll put enough points on the board to put this game/match away handily.Delanie Pence contributed to this report.last_img read more

Government of Belize to amend marijuana legislation

first_imgBelize marijuana legislationThe Belize Parliament has agreed to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act with bi-partisan support.In August, the Dean Barrow government piloted the amendment to the legislation. The law provides for monetary and non-recordable penalties for possession of marijuana on school premises. However, in specified circumstances it makes smoking on private premises no longer an offense.The Bill had been referred to the Health and Human Development Committee of the House and Prime Minister Barrow said then it was just the beginning.Something good to do“I am excited; clearly it is only a first step and a small step, and I know there will be the naysayers; I suspect we are going to hear from the churches. But I feel as both a matter of conviction that it is something good to do, but also that the society as a whole will support it,” the prime minister said.When the matter came up for debate on Friday, Opposition Leader John Briceño said his difficulty with the current legislation is that it stops at decriminalization.Oppressive to the poorIn the debate, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Erlington said the euphoria induced by marijuana is false, but the bill does offer true relief. “Marijuana’s main effect really is to induce a false and unrealistic sense of contentment. In other words people who smoke it seem to feel contented and people who are contented don’t normally give trouble,” he said, adding “This has been a piece of legislation that has been really oppressive to the poor.”Erlington said that poor people used to be hiding little bits of marijuana in the clothes of their children. “The record seem to suggest that the consumption of marijuana and the addiction to it is a medical problem. In this day and age we know that many of these people have these addictions and you don’t punish them more, you try to furnish them with provisions for overcoming it.,” he added.Benefits hemp industryMinister of State, Elodio Aragon Junior, said the amendment will be significant for the hemp industry as the Misuse of Drugs Act bill will exclude industrial hemp from the definition of cannabis in the Misuse of Drugs Act. “I will also like madam speaker to highlight and state what this amendment will do for Belize. One, it will reduce the criminalization of our young people especially those who smoke marijuana. It will also assist in the reduction of persons at our prisons, and it will also assist the entire criminal justice system ranging from the police to prisons,” he said.For more on marijuana legislation in the Caribbean, click the link: “Dispel misconceptions about marijuana” – says Jamaica’s Health Ministerlast_img read more

Clippers, DeAndre Jordan invade angry Dallas

first_img“If DJ had never considered Dallas – let’s say he wasn’t in the picture and we played there – they’re going to boo DJ. They’re going to boo Blake (Griffin), they’re going to boo …”Rivers eventually admitted, in a roundabout way, this could be different.“So clearly there is going to be more energy from the crowd,” he said. “Maybe it will be playoff atmosphere. But at the end of the day, their job is not to cheer for us anyway. That’s how I’ve always felt.“I’ve played on teams … that Knicks team that was, you know, that clean, clean team that I played on. We were booed everywhere. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. But we don’t know how DJ will handle that, and so we’ll have to see.”Jordan is putting on a brave front. DALLAS >> Doc Rivers wants to downplay what will be an ultra-hostile crowd Wednesday when his L.A. Clippers play the Dallas Mavericks at 5 p.m. at American Airlines Center.It makes sense. Certainly, the third-year head coach doesn’t want his center, DeAndre Jordan, feeling the extra heat before the game begins. It is, of course, Jordan who will be the subject of the crowd’s wrath. It will be his comeuppance for reneging on a verbal agreement he made to sign with the Mavericks over the summer, only to re-sign with the Clippers, angering Dallas owner Mark Cuban along the way.This is the first trip to Dallas for Jordan and the Clippers since then.“I just have never figured out what the difference is between a ‘boo’ and a ‘boo,’ ” Rivers said. “When you’re the road team, they boo you, right? So they’re going to boo louder, I guess. I’ve just never figured that out, like, when you’re on the road, they’re going to not cheer for you. They’re going to boo DJ. “Nah, I don’t care,” he said, when asked about what he faces. “It’s cool. It’s another game. It’s going to be hostile, but I mean, it’s supposed to be.”It could be a real blast, he said.“Yeah, it’s going to be fun,” Jordan said. “At the end of the day, it’s a basketball game.”He admitted there could be more motivation, more adrenaline.“I mean, I guess,” he said.Teammate J.J. Redick has no doubt Jordan will be ready.“DJ will handle it well,” he said. “He’s a big boy, he’s an adult and I think it will bring out the best in him. DJ always responds to those type of atmospheres. It doesn’t have to necessarily be negativity toward him, but he thrives off that energy. So I expect him to have a big game.”This is not the same, though, Redick conceded, “because of everything that happened this summer. It’s a little more personal. And I’m sure that anyone who tweeted an emoji that day will probably face some sort of ridicule, but the vast majority of scorn will be directed toward DeAndre.”An emoji war started by Dallas’ Chandler Parsons and responded to by several Clippers took place the day Jordan backed out on Dallas.The rematchThe Clippers (5-2) defeated the Mavericks 104-88 in their home opener Oct. 29 at Staples Center. The play was physical, there was plenty of trash talk and four technicals – one on Raymond Felton of Dallas and one each by Jordan, Griffin and Chris Paul.The Mavericks were without starting guards Wes Matthews and Deron Williams, both of whom are expected to play Wednesday. Dallas took a record of 3-3 into a game Tuesday night at New Orleans.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Aaron Judge injury update: Yankees star (oblique) has no timeline for return

first_imgYankees right fielder Aaron Judge, speaking for the first time about the strained left oblique he suffered Saturday, says he’s unwilling to put a timeline on when he might return.The Yankees on Sunday placed Judge, 26, on the 10-day injured list with what manager Aaron Boone called “a pretty significant” strain sustained during a sixth-inning at-bat against the Royals.  Judge was asked what he was thinking when he clearly was in pain while trotting to first base before getting removed for a pinch runner.“I can’t say that on TV,” he said. Clearly, though, he was not happy when he reached the dugout (warning: video contains NSFW language)Aaron Judge leaves the game with an injury.Accurately describes the #Yankees season in 1 word. pic.twitter.com/O8qCeb9Ivg— Mark Suleymanov (@TheMARKOut1) April 20, 2019However, Judge noted Sunday that he didn’t believe the injury was as bad as the right oblique strain he suffered at the end of the 2016 season. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN“There’s no need to put a clock on it because of what happened with the wrist last year,” Judge told reporters (via NJ.com) after Sunday’s a 7-6, 10-inning win over the Royals at Yankee Stadium. “So, no need to go down that road again.”Late last July, Judge took a fastball in the right wrist, and the team immediately said it expected him back in three weeks. Instead, he missed 45 games, not returning until mid-September.He and the team are more circumspect this time around.“There’s no timeframe for anything right now,” he said. “There’s no need for one. Just kind of going based on how I feel and I’ll just progress from there.”The current plan, per NJ.com: Judge will travel with the team on its trip West to face the Angels, Giants and Diamondbacks, rehabbing there. He’ll rest for about a week before being reassessed.Video of the Aaron Judge injury: pic.twitter.com/wczSfR9J9C— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) April 20, 2019The Yankees’ best hitter, Judge — slashing .288/.404/.521 with five home runs, 11 RBIs and a .925 OPS in 20 games — is the sixth player from the Opening Day lineup to be on the IL, including star DH Giancarlo Stanton, catcher Gary Sanchez and starting pitcher Luis Severino.“It’s tough,” Judge said. “That was one of my goals. I didn’t want to get back on the DL or anything, especially tough times like this when guys are beat up, I wanted to be out there in the trenches with the guys every single day, fighting through some tough times. But it happens and it’s a tough spot.”last_img read more